EXCLUSIVE: Longtime Saturday Night time Reside solid member Pete Davidson is headlining his personal comedy collection impressed by means of his lifestyles, I’ve discovered. Davidson is poised to play the lead within the mission, tentatively titled Bupkis, which he’s co-writing along with his long-time pal and collaborator Dave Sirus in addition to Judah Miller (Crashing). Offers are nonetheless being finalized for the collection, which hails from SNL honcho Lorne Michaels’s Broadway Video and Common Tv the place the corporate is below a deal.
Bupkis is described as a uncooked, unflinching, fictionalized model of Pete Davidson’s genuine lifestyles. It’s going to come with a mix of grounded storytelling with absurd components depicting an unfiltered view thru Pete’s eyes.
The display, which has been in comparison to Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, is predicted to replicate Davidson’s real-life character with an unapologetically unfiltered, R-rated storytelling. It’s being pitched to streamers, with Top Video and Peacock believed to be amongst the ones . Talks are lately underway with A-list skill for the ensemble solid round Davidson.
Bupkis is govt produced by means of Davidson, Sirus and Miller in addition to Broadway Video’s Michaels, Andrew Singer and Erin David.
Davidson, who began off as probably the most youngest ever SNL solid contributors, to begin with handiest making sporadic appearances on Weekend Replace, has transform probably the most caricature comedy’s maximum recognizable stars who has been making headlines along with his paintings in addition to his high-profile relationships, maximum not too long ago with Kim Kardashian. He’s lately in his 8th season on SNL, and for the previous few years, he has juggled the caricature comedy with a burgeoning function occupation as Michaels has allowed established solid contributors to take leaves of absences to pursue different initiatives — options in addition to TV collection, which can be incessantly produced by means of Broadway Video.
Such Michaels-produced collection headlined by means of present SNL stars come with Shrill, starring Aidy Bryant, Schmigadoon! with Cecily Sturdy, Kenan, starring Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd, Bust Down with Redd, and That Rattling Michael Che with Che.
Davidson is lately on a depart from SNL whilst he’s filming the Miramax horror mystery The House. He’ll subsequent be noticed on giant display screen in Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies, which premieres on SXSW, Just right Mourning with a U with Device Gun Kelly and Megan Fox, and in Meet Lovely reverse Kaley Cuoco.
Davidson and Sirus, who’ve labored in combination on SNL for years, co-wrote the movie The King of Staten Island with Judd Apatow. Miller served as an govt manufacturer along Davidson at the movie which starred Davidson and used to be in line with his lifestyles. Davidson is repped by means of ICM Companions, Brillstein Leisure Companions and Granderson Des Rochers.