Joe Pesci returns to TV for comedy series Bupkis opposite Pete Davidson and Edie Falco
Joe Pesci, 79, returns to TV for Peacock’s new comedy series Bupkis opposite Pete Davidson and Edie Falco
Joe Pesci makes a return to television in Pete Davidson’s upcoming new Peacock series, Bupkis.
The 79-year-old actor has signed on for the comedy loosely based on the life of the 28-year-old former Saturday Night Live cast member.
Pete will not only star in the series, but will co-write and serve as executive producer.
Return to television: Joe Pesci, 79, makes a return to television in Pete Davidson’s upcoming new series, Bupkis; Pictured in Los Angeles in October 2021
Edie Falco, 59, will play the role of the King of Staten Island star’s mother and the Good Fellas star will play his grandfather.
A press release for the show says it “will combine grounded storytelling with absurdist elements of the unfiltered, completely original worldview for which Pete is well known.”
The actor, who was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, often joked during his SNL days about living with his mother.
Bupkis: The comedy is loosely based on the former SNL star’s life. Edie Falco, 59, will play the role of her mother
During an appearance on The Tonight Show, Pete revealed that he and his mom “bought a house together, but nobody believes that… I live with my mom, sort of, so I’ve got like a basement which looks like mine, it’s like an apartment, so I live below it, so I’m going to set up a little playroom there to try and make it my own.
The series is set to air on Peacock.
The Oscar-winning actor is best known for his badass roles, which include dramas such as Raging Bull, Casino and The Irishman and the Lethal Weapon franchise.
Badass: The Oscar-winning actor is best known for his badass roles in Good Fellas, Raging Bull, The Irishman and the Lethal Weapon franchise / Pictured Los Angeles October 2019
He also showed his comedic side in films such as My Cousin Vinney and the first two Home Alone films starring Macaulay Culkin.
The BAFTA award winner was last seen on television in the short-lived NBC series Hal Nelson in 1985.
Her television career dates back to the 1960s with appearances on The Lucy Show and other programs.
Back to TV: The beloved actor starred in the short-lived TV show, Half Nelson in 1985. His TV career dates back to the 60s with appearances on The Lucy Show and other programs / Pictured NYC 2019