Edie Falco is known for her excellent performance in any movie or TV show she stars in, with some of her best work in “Nurse Jackie” and “The Sopranos.” Now, she has landed a lead role in comedian Pete Davidson‘s live-action comedy series that explores a fictionalized version of his life.
Falco, who is known for being an “Emmy magnet,” will play the role of Davidson’s mother in the series. This is just one of the many roles she is set to play, and fans are excited to see her talent on screens once again, especially as this is a comedy role and somewhat similar to her role on “The Sopranos.”
Davidson and Falco made the announcement together, and the comedian made some jokes about how the series will stream on Peacock, which he concocted his own nickname for.
Read on to find out more about the series and Falco’s role.
Edie Falco Plays Pete Davidson’s Mother
Falco and Davidson revealed her casting during the NBCUniversal Upfront presentation (Via Deadline), which was held on May 16th. Peacock had picked up “Bupkis” as a straight-to-series back in April, and the show’s official description is a “heightened, fictionalized version of Davidson’s real life.”
Falco spoke during the presentation and said, “I’m so excited to be playing your mother in this show, Pete. Finally, I get to play an overwhelmed mother of two living in a world of corruption. Except this time, it’s Staten Island.”
Her statement was a hilarious reference to one of her most famous roles as Carmela Soprano in “The Sopranos.” Davidson also made some jokes about his celebrity status and said, “I’m here, so the media will finally start paying attention to me.”
‘Bupkis’ Will Reflect Davidson’s Real Persona
According to Peacock, “Bupkis” is a combination of “grounded storytelling with absurd elements from the unfiltered and original worldview.” This is a storytelling format for which Davidson is already known from his comedy skits and previous film, “The King of Staten Island.”
The 28-year-old SNL star also has writing credits on the series, which he co-wrote with his long-time friend Dave Sirus and Judah Miller. The trio is also credited as executive producers on the series, alongside Andrew Singer and Erin David.
Fans are already comparing “Bupkis” to Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” but with Davidson’s famous real-life persona and the fact that the series will be unapologetically R-rated, there is the expectation that it’ll be better.
Davidson Created A Nickname For Peacock
During the NBCUniversal Upfront presentation, Davidson cracked several jokes about Peacock being the streaming service for the series and shared his new R-rated nickname for the platform.
He said, “I can’t believe we are going to be on Peacock, the streamer that is responsible for so so many great shows like MacGruber and the reruns of The Office. So look out for our new show streaming on the ‘Cock.”
“Bupkis” will be Davidson’s first regular TV position since he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live, where he has been featured as a primary cast member since 2014. If “Bupkis” is a huge success, as fans expect it will be, his time at SNL could be limited.
Falco Has Several Film Credits
Falco’s fans are solidly behind her and have shared their support that she will be outstanding in Davidson’s series. She also has other film roles lined up, including one in James Cameron’s highly anticipated sequel to “Avatar” and in the HBO Max film “The Parenting,” where she stars opposite Brian Cox.
She has also had a very busy last few years, as she recently featured in “Outside In” opposite actor Jay Duplass and in “The Land of Steady Habits,” which also featured Ben Mendelsohn. Fans and film critics widely applauded her performance in both projects.
Falco also proved how versatile she could be when she portrayed Hillary Clinton in the limited series “Impeachment,” which was produced by Ryan Murphy. She also received an Emmy nomination for her incredible performance as Leslie Abramson in the true-crime limited series, “The Menendez Brothers.”