Pete Davidson reveals Edie Falco is playing the ‘overwhelmed’ mother in a new series

Pete Davidson on Monday shared new details of his upcoming Peacock show “Bupkis” with NBCUniversal advertisers — including a big casting announcement.

“I’m here to get media attention,” the 28-year-old Saturday Night Live comedian joked about his high-profile relationship with girlfriend Kim Kardashian, according to the Daily Mail.

“I’ve done a lot of projects that relate to my life because that’s pretty much all I can do,” he told the New York audience at the company’s Upfront presentation, Variety reported.

The new series, which will be based on Davidson’s real life, comes two years after his semi-autobiographical film The King of Staten Island.

“One of the things that sucks about it is my family members, they can often play themselves because they have, you know, the low-budget situation. So my mom is starting to see herself as a real actress,” he noted during the event. “And so I’m delighted to introduce the woman who will play my mother – Edie Falco.”

Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson arrive to celebrate the 2022 Met Gala "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City.
Kim Kardashian and Davidson arrive in New York City for the 2022 Met Gala on May 2nd.
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The 58-year-old The Sopranos actress joined Davidson on stage for some jokes of her own.

“Finally, I get to play an overwhelmed mother of two who lives in a world of corruption. Except this time it’s Staten Island,” Falco said of her portrayal of Davidson’s mother, Amy Waters.

“So when do I get the free Peacock password? That’s where it streams, right?” She asked.

Edie Falcon in "The orchard"
Falco is best known for her roles as Carmela Soprano on The Sopranos and Jackie Peyton on Nurse Jackie.
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Peacock has yet to announce a release date for Bupkis.

The taunts at NBC and Peacock didn’t stop there, as the “SNL” actor went a little below the belt.

“We’ll be on Peacock, the streamer responsible for so many great shows like ‘MacGruber’ and the reruns of ‘The Office.’ So keep an eye out for our new show streaming on ‘Cock,'” he said. “Talk about preparing to be filled with six long stories!”

Late-night hosts Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon also trolled the network and streaming service, Variety reported, with Meyers apparently pursuing the celebrity, boozy NBCUniversal franchise Bravo.

“I’ll tell you some bad news … With 20 Bravo stars in town at once, New York City is running out of wine,” he joked. “I know it sounds like a made-up term, but ‘Bravolebrity’ is actually the highest number you can blow out on a breathalyzer.”

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