Set to release on May 4th, Davidson writes and stars in the series which — has similarities to his previous film The King of Staten Island, which was based heavily on his own life. However, with Bupkis, Davidson appears to explicitly be playing “a heightened, fictionalized version of Pete Davidson’s real life,” one that “combines grounded storytelling with absurd elements from the unfiltered and completely original worldview for which Pete is well known.”
The actor first gained fame after joining Saturday Night Live in 2014; at 20, he was one of the youngest cast members the long-running sketch series has ever had. In addition to his eight seasons on the show, he’s also known for the films Bodies Bodies Bodies, Big Time Adolescence, and The Suicide Squad. Later this year, Davidson will voice a robot in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts and star with Paul Dano, Sebastian Stan, and Seth Rogen in the film Dumb Money.
Along with Davidson, writers on the show include Dave Sirus and Judah Miller, the latter of whom showruns. All three executive produce with Davidson’s old “Saturday Night Live” boss Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer, and Erin David for “SNL” production company Broadway Video.
The series also stars Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”) and Joe Pesci (“Goodfellas”) as Davidson’s mother and grandfather, respectively. The show also features several guest stars, including Davidson’s Bodies Bodies Bodies co-star Chase Sui Wonders, his former SNL co-star Kenan Thompson, Charlie Day, Brad Garrett, Ray Romano, and Simon Rex from “Red Rocket.”
Take a look at the first look photos for Bupkis in the gallery below.