Showtime has released the official trailer for the new limited series “Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber” (original title) starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Uber founder Travis Kalanck.
An executive production of Billions creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien, the Showtime drama tells the behind-the-scenes story of the early days of Uber-sharing driving company co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick (Gordon-Levitt) constantly clashed with Texas venture capitalist Bill Gurley (Kyle Chandler) before he was overthrown in a coup.
Uma Thurman also starred in the miniseries as co-founder of “The Huffington Post” Arianna Huffington, who was one of the board members of Uber when Kalanick was ousted.
Super Pumped plot of the series
Super Pumped tv show tells the story of one of the most successful and destructive unicorns in Silicon Valley, Uber. The season revolves around Travis Kalanick (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a stubborn Uber CEO who is eventually overthrown by a board coup, and his sometimes tumultuous relationship with his mentor Bill Gurley (Kyle Chandler), an outspoken, brilliant Texas venture capitalist he bets on his excellent reputation for Uber’s success – and then he has to live with the consequences. Uma Thurman plays Arianna Huffington, a smart businesswoman and co-founder of The Huffington Post, who was a member of Uber’s board. The SHOWTIME series will show the roller coaster ride of a start-up transport company, embodying the ups and downs of Silicon Valley. Even in the midst of a radical turnaround generated within the global technology capital, Uber stands out both as a miracle and as a warning, with internal and external battles inflicting unpredictable consequences.
Super Pumped Season 1 release date
You can watch Super Pumped series from February 27, 2022 (United States) on the Showtime Networks. Season 1 has 7 episodes, the first episode is titled Grow or Die.
Super Pumped series cast and characters
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Travis Kalanick
- Kyle Chandler as Bill Gurley
- Kerry Bishé as Austin Geidt
- Babak Tafti as Emil Michael
- Mousa Hussein Kraish as Fawzi Kamel
- Hank Azaria as Tim Cook
- Elisabeth Shue as Bonnie Kalanick
- Uma Thurman as Arianna Huffington
- The first season is narrated by Quentin Tarantino.
- Virginia Kull as Jill Hazelbaker
- Amanda Brooks as Rachel Whetstone
- Annie Chang as Angie You
- Erinn Ruth as Olivia Lungociu
- Mishka Thébaud as Cory Kalanick
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