Edie Falco to star in Pete Davidson Peacock’s ‘Bupkis’ series – Deadline
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie, The Sopranos) landed a starring role in the series Peacock Bupkis, a half-hour live-action comedy that tells a fictionalized version of the life of Pete Davidson. Falco will play the role of Davidson’s mother.
Falco and Davidson revealed the cast in person at the NBCUniversal Upfront presentation on Monday.
“I’m so excited to play your mom on this show, Pete,” the Sopranos said the star, giving a nod to her Emmy-winning role. “Finally, I can play an overwhelmed mother of two living in a world of corruption. Except this time it’s Staten Island.
Falco and Davidson joked about Bupkis streaming on Peacock.
“I can’t believe we’re going to be on Peacock, the streamer who’s responsible for so many great shows like MacGruber and reruns of Office“, Davidson said. “So watch our new streaming show on the ‘Rooster.’
To like Bupkis, MacGruber is also titled by a SNL star, Will Forte, and produced by SNL boss Lorne Michaels.
Davidson also poked fun at his celebrity status. “I’m here to finally get the media to start paying attention to me,” he deadpanned.
Bupkis, which Davidson co-wrote with longtime friend and collaborator Dave Sirius as well as Judah Miller, will combine grounded storytelling with absurdist elements of the unfiltered, quirky worldview Davidson is known for.
The show, which has been compared to that of Larry David Calm your enthusiasm, should reflect Davidson’s real-life personality with shameless R-rated storytelling.
Bupkis is produced by Davidson, Sirius and Miller as well as Michaels, Andrew Singer and Erin David of Broadway Video, which produces with Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, where the company is under contract.
Falco is the first actress to win an Emmy Award for Best Actress in the Drama and Comedy categories. She won the comedy statuette in 2010 for Nurse Jackie and the theater prize 7 years earlier for The Sopranos.
During her acceptance speech in 2010, Falco dropped jaws when she said, “I’m not funny!” Let’s hope Falco believes more in his comedic abilities in Bupkis.
Next up for Falco is a role in James Cameron’s sequel to Avatarand opposite Brian Cox in the New Line/HBO Max feature Parenthood.
Other recent film credits include his acclaimed work in the Indies out in opposite Jay Duplass and The land of stable habits in front of Ben Mendelsohn.
On the small screen, she recently played Hillary Clinton in the Ryan Murphy limited series Accused; and an Emmy-nominated performance as Leslie Abramson in the limited series The Menendez Murders.
She is represented by ICM and Entertainment 360.