Legendary actor Joe Pesci has signed up to star alongside Pete Davidson in the Peacock comedy series ‘Bupkis.’
The series is a half-hour comedy that is loosely based on Davidson’s real life. Edie Falco will star as Davidson’s mother with Pesci now set to play Davidson’s grandfather.
Davidson serves as co-writer and executive producer on “Bupkis” in addition to starring. Dave Sirus and Judah Miller will also write and executive produce the show along with Davidson, with Miller serving as showrunner. Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer, and Erin David of Broadway Video will also executive produce. Jason Orley will serve as director and co-executive produce. Universal Television is the studio.
This will only be Pesci’s second regular television role. Previously, Pesci starred in the short-lived NBC series ‘Half Nelson’ in 1985. Pesci is best known for his film career, in particular his collaborations with Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro. The trio have worked together on seminal films like ‘Raging Bull,’ ‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Casino,’ and ‘The Irishman.’