Pete Davidson's life was already made into a movie, and now it's the inspiration for a new TV show. The SNL star and stand-up comedian is going to write and act in a new series based on his life, and it's already got a straight-to-series order at Peacock. (In other words, it's for sure happening.)
The series is called Bupkis (a Yiddish word meaning “nothing”), and is described in a press release as “a heightened, fictionalized version of Pete Davidson’s real life. The series will combine grounded storytelling with absurd elements from the unfiltered and completely original worldview for which Pete is well known.”
Many are familiar with Davidson's story, which was the (loose) inspiration for Judd Apatow's The King of Staten Island, which Davidson starred in. The actor and comedian grew up on Staten Island and lost his father, a New York City firefighter, on 9/11. After finding his voice as a comedian, Davidson joined the cast of SNL in 2014, when he was just 20 years old.
Since then, he's starred in several movies—including the upcoming Meet Cute with Kaley Cuoco— earned praise for being open about his mental health journey, and dated a not insignificant number of famous women, at one point being engaged to Ariana Grande. He's currently coupled up with Kim Kardashian, which raises the question: Are these ladies going to factor into Bupkis?
Hollywood has no shortage of Kim Kardashian Kopy Kats, and Cazzie David seems like the kind of girl who'd be down to cameo as herself. Her father, after all, plays a version of himself on Curb Your Enthusiasm. We could see Kate Beckinsale as Kate Beckinsale as well. But Ariana? Phoebe Dynevor? Carly Aquilino?