Pete Davidson Quits His Show ‘Bupkis’ Ahead of Season 2 Filming

Pete Davidson in Bupkis (Credit: Peacock)

Pete Davidson is moving on from Bupkis. The actor and comedian quit his Peacock series before filming on season 2 got underway.

According to published reports on Thursday, March 21, the show has now been canceled because Davidson walked away.

The Hollywood Reporter said the SNL alum’s agent emailed Peacock earlier this week and said he had no interest in continuing with the show.

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Bupkis was semi-autobiographical and followed Davidson as he tried to work through personal and family issues while dealing with fame.

In a statement to THR, Davidson said he was grateful for the chance to tell his story on the show.

“I’ve always seen Bupkis as a window into my life, since it is so personal and about my struggles and family. After nearly a decade of my personal life being in the media I wanted a chance to tell my story my way,” he said.

The series was produced by Universal TV and SNL creator Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video.

Davidson praised the “amazing” cast, producers, and crew.

“Of all the work I’ve ever done, Bupkis is by far what I’m most proud of. I am so grateful to Lorne Michaels and Broadway Video, Peacock, Universal Television and the amazing cast and writers for helping me create something honest, funny and heartfelt,” he said in his statement.

Still, the SNL alum noted that he’s ready to do something different.

“This part of my life is finished. I’m very excited for this next chapter and for you guys to see the work. Thank you to all who support me for I am forever grateful,” he said.

RadarOnline reported Davidson, 30, “blindsided” Lorne Michaels by walking away from the show.

The comedian starred in, co-executive produced and co-wrote the series.

The comedy also starred Emmy winner Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie, The Sopranos) as Davidson’s mother and Oscar winner Joe Pesci (Goodfellas, The Irishman) as Davidson’s grandfather.

Guest stars included La La Anthony, Bobby Cannavale, Charlamagne Tha God, Brad Garrett, John Mulaney, Ray Romano, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Jon Stewart, and Kenan Thompson.

Judah Miller was showrunner, writer, and executive producer. Dave Sirus also served as a writer and executive producer. Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer and Erin David were additional executive producers.

Peacock ordered the half-hour comedy in 2022, and it premiered on May 4, 2023.

It was quickly renewed for a second season, and filming was scheduled to begin this summer in New York.

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