Peacock Has Picked Up a Second Season of ‘Bupkis,’ Starring Pete Davidson

The streaming service Peacock, which is owned by NBCUniversal, has revealed that the comedy show “Bupkis” will be back for a second season. Pete Davidson, who used to be on Saturday Night Live, co-created and stars in the semi-autobiographical show. It got the go-ahead about seven weeks after its first airing.

The Chairman of Entertainment Content at NBCUniversal TV and Streaming, Susan Rovner, said that Pete Davidson is a unique talent.

Susan Rovner said, “Pete Davidson is a once-in-a-generation talent, and what he created with the first season of Bupkis absolutely blew us away.”

“Pete has the rare ability to make you laugh out loud with his unfiltered brand of comedy, and then tear up with his raw and honest vulnerability. We could not be more proud to continue on this journey with Pete, Lorne Michaels, Broadway Video, and our partners at Universal Television for a second season as we continue to bolster Peacock’s comedy slate,” she said.

Bupkis is about Davidson playing a fictionalized version of himself who tries to make important connections while dealing with the difficulties of family relationships and fame. Both well-known actors, Edie Falco and Joe Pesci play Davidson’s mother and grandpa, respectively.