Bupkis: release date, episode guide, trailer, cast, plot and everything we know about the Pete Davidson comedy

Pete Davidson sitting on a couch in Bupkis
Pete Davidson, Bupkis (Image credit: Heidi Gutman/Peacock)

One of the most anticipated new comedies streaming this spring is the Pete Davidson-led series Bupkis. Not only does it star the Saturday Night Live alum, but joining him in the show are award-winning actors Edie Falco and Joe Pesci. While Falco is a TV legend having starred on a few Emmy-winning shows, Pesci hasn’t been a series regular on a program since 1985’s Half Nelson

So what else can would-be viewers look forward to in this new comedy? Here’s everything we know about Bupkis.  

Bupkis release date

The series premiered in the US with all eight episodes on Thursday, May 4, on Peacock. 

As of right now, we don’t have any information about a UK release date for Bupkis. However, as we learn more about the show’s UK rollout, we’ll pass along the update.  

Bupkis episode guide

Here is an episode to the first season of Bupkis. 

Episode 1: "Magic Moment"
"Pete moves back in with his mom on Staten Island but is sent spiraling when he learns that the family has been dealing with tragic news without him. Pete uses his friends, connections and creativity to make the best of a sad situation."

Episode 2: "Do as I Say, Not as I Do"
"Seven-year-old Pete, his mom and his sister attend his aunt's wedding just weeks after the death of his father. His Uncle Tommy steps in to be there for Pete when he needs him most. In present day, Pete makes sure to be there for Uncle Tommy."

Episode 3: "Picture"
"Pete obsesses over an online photograph of himself that an internet troll has been posting, ending up on a dark path as he tries to hunt down the anonymous troll. Pete's mother, Amy, tries to protect Pete from himself." 

Episode 4: "Crispytown"
"Pete introduces his crew as they drive to Florida to hopefully perform a gig without any mishaps. The sudden appearance of an eccentric jeweler named ‘Crispy’ kicks off a surreal and possibly hallucinated series of events." 

Episode 5: "For Your Amusement"
"Pete wants to be a father, but only his mother supports the idea. Pete spends the day with a child at an amusement park to see what being a dad is like, while Amy pursues multiple angles to help make Pete a dad as soon as possible." 

Episode 6: "ISO"
"Pete is miserable after getting stuck in Canada on Christmas to film a war movie. He wanders to a strange, small town searching for a way to improve his mood until receiving a bizarre and probably hallucinated visit from a beloved celebrity." 

Episode 7: "Borgnine"
"The Canadian drugs take their toll on Pete, who manages to offend his entire family on a solemn occasion. His only choice is to go to rehab, but first, he must meet with several people in his life to tell them that he's going away." 

Episode 8: "Show Me the Way"
"Pete goes to rehab and finds himself unable to avoid misadventures as his old friend Machine Gun Kelly shows up intent on getting him high. Pete's sister, Casey, is set to graduate without him there."

Bupkis plot

Here is a synopsis of the show: 

Bupkis, a half-hour live-action comedy, is a heightened, fictionalized version of Pete Davidson’s real life. The series will combine grounded storytelling with absurd elements from the unfiltered and completely original worldview for which Pete is well known.” 

Bupkis cast

Joe Pesci as Joe Larocca and Edie Falco as Amy Davidson standing side by side in Bupkis

Joe Pesci and Edie Falco, Bupkis (Image credit: Heidi Gutman/Peacock)

The Bupkis cast is led by the funnyman himself, Pete Davidson, who also serves as an executive producer and writer of the series. Davidson launched to superstardom on SNL. Since his start on the variety show, he’s been in several movies including Good Morning, Meet Cute and Trainwreck

Starring alongside Davidson in Bupkis as his mother and grandfather are Edie Falco and Joe Pesci respectively. Falco is a four-time Emmy winner, who has been in some critically-acclaimed shows over the years including The Sopranos and Nurse Jackie. She was most recently spotted in the blockbuster film Avatar: The Way of Water. Pesci won an Oscar for the classic film Goodfellas, and has been seen in other well-known projects like Casino, The Irishman, Raging Bull and the Lethal Weapon movies. 

Bupkis also features guest stars Charlie Day (The Super Mario Bros. Movie), Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond), Simon Rex (My Dead Dad), Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond), Kenan Thompson (SNL) and Chase Sui Wonders (Bodies Bodies Bodies).  

Bupkis trailer

Peacock has released the official trailer for Bupkis, which sees Pete Davidson interacting with many recognizable comedians. Watch below:

How to watch Bupkis

Bupkis is a Peacock original series and streams exclusively on Peacock in the US. Those interested in watching the episodes need a subscription to the service, and currently, the platform offers a few different options for would-be subscribers. 

Once we hear more information about a UK rollout of the show, we’ll pass along the update. 

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