Pete Davidson to Star as Fictional Version of Himself in Upcoming Comedy Series
A comedy series tentatively titled Bupkis will feature Pete Davidson as a "raw, unflinching, fictionalized version" of himself, according to Deadline.
Along with his friend and collaborator Dave Sirus and Judah Miller (American Dad!, King of the Hill), Davidson will also serve as co-writer. Lorne Michaels is producing the project under his Broadway Video imprint, according to reports.
According to reports, Bupkis will feature "grounded storytelling with absurd elements that portray an unfiltered perspective through Pete's eyes." The series has drawn comparisons to Larry David's portrayal of himself in HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. The deal is reportedly being marketed around, with notable streamers, such as Peacock and Prime Video, already expressing interest.
It would not be the first time Davidson has explored a different version of himself. In an episode before the Christmas break, SNL aired a pre-taped segment called "An Evening With Pete", where Davidson played himself in the year 2054. Taking inspiration from the film Raging Bull, the comedian plays an older, washed-up version of himself.