Pete Davidson is working with Peacock to bring the new series “Bupkis” to life. The show will be a somewhat exaggerated version of Davidson’s real life and will feature Edie Falco as his mother and Joe Pesci as his grandfather, according to Deadline. Since Davidson will also be appearing in the series, we can assume that this will be exploring his adulthood mainly. Further, since Davidson’s father died tragically during the 9/11 attack (via Cinema Blend), we can probably ascertain that the timeline begins after 2001, as no one has been cast in the role of the actor’s father.
Though Pesci had come out of retirement for a few films over the last 23 years, none of them have been live-action comedies or television shows. This means that “Bupkis” will set two impressive returns for the actor. Furthermore, the show will mark only his second time starring on a TV series; way back in 1985, he played New York City cop-turned-actor Rocky Nelson in the short-lived detective comedy/drama “Half Nelson.”
Aside from Pesci’s participation making Davidson’s upcoming series all the more enticing, there’s always the possibility that “Bupkis” may bring the reclusive actor out of his shell and convince him to appear in more projects.