Pete Davidson is looking forward to indulging himself away from SNL. Reports of him being trying hard to keep the SNL work alive are all in the news. This time he has decided to star in an upcoming TV series.
According to Deadline, the Saturday Night Live cast member is headlining his own comedy series inspired by his life. Davidson is poised to play the lead in the project titled Bupkis. He will co-create the series with his The King of Staten Island co-writer Dave Sirus and Judah Miller.
Bupkis is said to be an R-rated version of Curb Your Enthusiasm. It will include Davidson playing a fictionalized version of himself, and SNL’s Lorne Michaels producing. It is supposedly a mixture of grounded storytelling with absurd elements depicting an unfiltered view through Pete’s eyes.
A number of streaming services and production houses are quite interested in signing the series. It is currently being pitched to Prime Video and Peacock. Talks are currently underway with A-list talent for the ensemble cast around Davidson.
Davidson was just 20 years old when he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2014. He is currently on his eighth season on the show. The comedian is currently on a break from the show while filming the Miramax horror-thriller The Home.
Pete has been on the grind for so many years and he deserves a good TV or movie role for himself. With things looking pretty good now, we might be able to see him in theatres staring as the main character.
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