Pete Davidson’s Comedy Series Bupkis Gets Series Order at Peacock
Peacock has announced that they have given a series order to the Pete Davidson-led comedy series Bupkis. The streamer acquired the series in a competitive bidding war in which they eventually won the rights to the series.
The series is going to be co-written executive produced and will star Davidson. The series was described as a fictional version of the comedian’s life that “will combine grounded storytelling with absurd elements.” Although he previously co-wrote The King of Staten Island which also borrowed elements from his life for the film, the series is said to lean more heavily into the pseudobiographical.
Read the series’ official synopsis below:
“A half-hour live-action comedy is 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 Pete is well known.”
Dave Sirus and Judah Miller will be co-writing and executive producing alongside Davidson. Bupkis will be executive produced by Davidson, Sirus, Miller, Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer, and Erin David. The new series comes from Universal Television and Broadway Video.
Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television, and Streaming had this to say about the series order:
“Pete Davidson is one of the most sought-after comedians today with his smart, one-of-a-kind humor and honest point of view. 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.”
Bupkis does not currently have a release date but is set to be streaming exclusively on Peacock. Stay tuned for more updates.
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