March 21, 2024

Peacock comedy Bupkis will no longer be returning for a second season. The streaming service had already renewed the series last summer, but today it was revealed that co-creator and star Pete Davidson has reversed course in his desire to continue making the show.

"I've always seen Bupkis as a window into my life, since it is so personal and about my struggles and family," Davidson said in a statement. "After nearly a decade of my personal life being in the media I wanted a chance to tell my story my way. 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. I do also feel that 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."

A heightened, semi-autobiographical version of the comedian's life, the series combines grounded storytelling with absurd elements from the unfiltered and original worldview for which Pete is known. In the show, Pete attempts to work through various family dynamics and the complexities of fame to form meaningful relationships.