It’s been over 25 years since Joe Pesci was last seen on screen. To date, his only notable film roles are in The Love Ranch and The Irishman. Deadline claims that Joe Pesci, Pete Davidson, and Edie Falco will star in the new Peacock comedy series Bupkis.
Bupkis, a new comedy series starring Pete Davidson, has been compared to Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm since it will also gives an exaggerated, fictional version of its protagonist’s life. Pete Davidson’s parents are played by Joe Pesci and Edie Falco in the program.
Joe Pesci’s last regular TV series role was in Half Nelson on ABC in 1985, so this is a major accomplishment. Since there was a scare that almost stopped him from coming back for The Irishman, I enjoy every opportunity I get to see Joe Pesci in action. Seeing Joe Pesci in a Pete Davidson series was the last thing I expected.
Pete Davidson, Dave Sirus, and Judah Miller will all be involved in creating and acting in the Bupkis TV show. He’ll be an executive producer on the show alongside Sirus and Miller. Peacock gave Bubkis a formal straight-to-series order in January. According to Susan Rovner, Chairperson of Entertainment Content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, “Pete Davidson is one of the most sought-after comedians today with his brilliant, one-of-a-kind humour and honest point of view.”
Bupkis will offer Pete’s hilarious, unexpected, and unfiltered type of humor that audiences have come to adore as we expand our Peacock comedy portfolio. We’re very excited to get started now that Lorne Michaels, Broadway Video, and Universal Television are on board. According to the official Bupkis summary, the film is “a raw, uncompromising, dramatized version of Pete Davidson’s real life.” Parts of it will be fantastical, but others will be grounded in reality, reflecting the world as Pete sees it.