Pete Davidson lands starring role in new TV show about himself

New York, New York - Pete Davidson has landed a role as the star of an upcoming TV show called Bupkis, produced by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels.

Pete Davidson formerly starred in a loose depiction of his life in The King of Staten Island (r.), and will do the same in a new project from SNL creator Lorne Michaels (l.).
Pete Davidson formerly starred in a loose depiction of his life in The King of Staten Island (r.), and will do the same in a new project from SNL creator Lorne Michaels (l.).  © Collage: IMAGO/UPI Photo & Cinema Publishers Collection

Despite lots of drama going on in his personal life, Pete Davidson has exciting things going on professionally.

As reported by Deadline, his new show Bupkis "is described as a raw, unflinching, fictionalized version of Pete Davidson’s real life. It will include a mixture of grounded storytelling with absurd elements depicting an unfiltered view through Pete’s eyes."

The show is also described as "unapologetically unfiltered, R-rated storytelling," in the same vein as Larry David's hit HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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Production for the show has yet to begin, and no release date has been announced. Davidson is reportedly writing and executive producing alongside friends Dave Sirus and Judah Miller.

Back in 2020, Davidson starred in Judd Apatow's film The King of Staten Island, which told a fictionalized version of the true events of Davidson dealing with the death of his father in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. He also co-wrote that script together with Apatow and Sirus.

Davidson has been a castmember of Lorne Michaels' Saturday Night Live since 2014, and was one of the youngest comedians to ever join the team in the show's long history.

He has consistently made headlines recently for his relationship with Kim Kardashian, and the seething responses and questionable threats of violence against him from her estranged ex-husband Kanye "Ye" West.

Not much else is known about the project, but it's one that comedy fans should definitely keep an eye out for.

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