Davidson will also serve as co-writer, along with friend and collaborator Dave Sirus and Judah Miller (American Dad!, King of the Hill). Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels is said to be producing the project under his Broadway Video imprint.
Bupkis will reportedly consist of “grounded storytelling with absurd elements depicting an unfiltered view through Pete’s eyes,” according to Deadline. The series has drawn comparisons to Larry David’s heightened portrayal of himself in the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm. It’s being reportedly shopped around with notable streamers, such as Prime Video and Peacock, already expressing interest.
This wouldn’t be Davidson’s first time exploring an altered version of himself. SNL aired a pre-taped segment titled “An Evening With Pete” in the episode before the Christmas break where Davidson played himself in the year 2054. Inspired by the film Raging Bull, the comedian plays an older, washed up version of himself.
Davidson is currently in New York filming the horror thriller The Home. According to Deadline, he plays Max, who is described as “a troubled man who starts working at a retirement home and realizes its residents and caretakers harbor sinister secrets.” When his character searches the building’s forbidden fourth floor, he begins to uncover personal connections to his past and childhood in foster care.