NBC streaming service Peacock has announced a straight-to-series order for a new Pete Davidson comedy series. “BUPKIS” will be written, starring, and executive produced by Davidson. Dave Sirus and Judah Miller are writing and executive producing alongside executive producers Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer and Erin Broadway for Broadway Studio.
“BUPKIS” is a half-hour live action comedy which will be based on a heightened, fictionalized version of Pete Davidson’s real life. The series will combine grounded storytelling with absurd elements from the unfiltered and completely original worldview for which the “Saturday Night Live” star is well known.
The series has a lot of ground to cover, which could make it very interesting to viewers. From dating, being engaged to, and then breaking it off with Ariana Grande, to dating Kim Kardashian with Ye (aka Kanye West) living just next door. The show is sure to be a hit with fans of Davidson, who has a dedicated following online.
“Pete Davidson is one of the most sought-after comedians today with his smart, one-of-a-kind humor and honest point of view,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “Bupkis will showcase Pete’s funny, surprising and unfiltered brand of comedy audiences have come to love as we continue to bolster our Peacock comedy slate. We can’t wait to dive in with Lorne Michaels, Broadway Video and our partners at Universal Television.”
We will let you know what we hear about additional casting, and a likely release date.