Pete Davidson Will Play Himself in a Lorne Michaels-Produced TV Series

The 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'-style comedy is tentatively titled 'Bupkis'

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Mar 10, 2022

We were all thinking it: it's been a while since anyone's heard from Pete Davidson, right? Well, you're in luck — the Saturday Night Live regular is going to be headlining his own TV series, produced by Canadian SNL creator Lorne Michaels.

Tentatively titled Bupkis, the comedy will see Davidson play a fictionalized version of himself in a "raw, unflinching" — but fictionalized — version of his real life through a mix of absurdist elements and grounded storytelling, as per Deadline. So picture the chaos-goblin line cook we all know far too well (and for the most part against our will) dialled up to 100, with unapologetically unfiltered and R-rated narrative arcs.

The actor is co-writing the project with Dave Sirus and Judah Miller, all of whom are also executive producing alongside Michaels, Andrew Singer and Erin David. Michaels currently produces several series helmed by other SNL stars, including Kenan Thompson, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Cecily Strong and Chris Redd.

They're reportedly going for a vein similar to Larry David's beloved Curb Your Enthusiasm with Bupkis — the working title potentially serving as an indication of the type of subject matter the show will traverse.

That being said, its absurdism may follow Davidson's lead and possibly take Jeff Bezos's rocket to space from his native NYC. Or better yet, profile The King of Staten Island (fictionally) entering the Witness Protection Program to escape the wrath of Kanye West.

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