Edie Falco has been cast opposite Pete Davidson in the upcoming Peacock comedy series “Bupkis.” The actress and Davidson made the announcement during NBCUniversal’s upfront presentation. “Bupkis” was picked up straight-to-series at Peacock back in April and is described as a ‘heightened, fictionalized version of Davidson’s real life.’ Per Peacock, it will combine grounded storytelling with absurd elements from the worldview for which Davidson is well known. Falco will star as Davidson’s mother.
Davidson will not only star in “Bupkis” will serves as co-writer and executive producer, along with Dave Sirus and Judah Miller will also write and executive produce, and Miller serving as showrunner. Saturday Night Live head Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer, and Erin David of Broadway Video will also executive produce.
Falco is best known for her role in the iconic HBO series “The Sopranos,” for which she earned three Emmy Awards. She is also known for her starring role in Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie,” which saw her pick up another Emmy in 2010. Most recently she played Hilary Clinton in the third season of “American Crime Story” at FX, “Impeachment.”
Davidson’s real life has been the basis for an onscreen project before; he previously starred in the film “The King of Staten Island” which he co-wrote with director Judd Apatow and Dave Sirus. The film was inspired in part by aspects of Davidson’s life, with Marisa Tomei played his mother in that film.
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