Joe Pesci To Star In Peacock’s New Pete Davidson Comedy Series BUPKIS


Peacock announced today that Academy Award-winner Joe Pesci (Goodfellas, The Irishman) will star in the new Pete Davidson comedy series BUPKIS as Davidson’s grandfather, which is written, starring and executive produced by Davidson. Pesci will star alongside previously announced Emmy Award-winner Edie Falco, who will play Davidson’s mom. This is Pesci’s first television series.   

BUPKIS, 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. 

Lorne Michaels will executive produce for Broadway Video, Judah Miller (Showrunner) and Dave Sirus are writing and executive producing alongside executive producers Andrew Singer and Erin David. Jason Orley will direct and co-executive produce. Series comes from Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Broadway Video.   


Showrunner / Writer / Executive Producer: Judah Miller 
Writer / Executive Producer: Dave Sirus 
Writer / Executive Producer / Star: Pete Davidson 
Executive Producers: Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer, Erin David 
Director/Co-EP: Jason Orley 
Studio: Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group  
Production Company: Broadway Video 
Format: Half-hour live-action comedy

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