Peacock has released a trailer for its new series “Bupkis,” starring Pete Davidson and based on his life. The show depicts Davidson’s unique worldview through a combination of grounded storytelling and unfiltered, absurd elements in its eight half-hour episodes. The trailer features tabloid headlines about Davidson and a clip of him stating, “People think I’m a joke for some reason,” followed by a scene of Joe Pesci’s character callously telling his on-screen grandson that “They think you’re a joke because you are a joke.” Who wouldn’t want to take a peek inside Pete Davidson’s mind?
Following the brief glimpse of Pesci and Davidson, the trailer proceeds to showcase a high-energy montage of Davidson alongside numerous guest stars. It remains to be seen whether these actors are portraying themselves or characters based on real individuals from Davidson’s life, similar to Pesci and Edie Falco, as viewers will have to wait for the premiere to find out. The lineup of stars briefly featured includes John Mulaney, Steve Buscemi, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, Jon Stewart, Sebastian Stan, Kenan Thompson, and Machine Gun Kelly.
Davidson has appeared in several productions such as “Bodies Bodies Bodies,” “The King of Staten Island,” and “The Dirt.” He was part of the “Saturday Night Live” cast for eight seasons from 2014 to 2022. Additionally, “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels is an executive producer for “Bupkis” alongside Davidson. The actor also has upcoming projects in the works, including “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” “Dumb Money,” “The Home,” and “Wizards.”
The show “Bupkis” is produced by Universal Television and Broadway Video, with Judah Miller, known for his work on “The King of Staten Island” and “Crashing,” serving as the showrunner, writer, and executive producer. Additionally, the series is co-executive produced and written by Davidson and Dave Sirus, while Michaels, Andrew Singer, and Erin David also serve as executive producers.