Joseph Gordon-Levitt is great at depicting unbridled, infectious enthusiasm, which appears to be a key component of his character in Showtime’s Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, which has just debuted its official teaser trailer.
Based on the true story of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (Gordon-Levitt), Super Pumped appears to be the small-screen car-sharing app equivalent of The Social Network. From the creators of Billions, the series is adapted from Mike Isaac’s 2019 book and also stars Uma Thurman and guaranteed quality indicator Kyle Chandler; check out the trailer below….
Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber tells the story of one of Silicon Valley’s most successful and most destructive unicorns, Uber. The season pivots on Travis Kalanick (Gordon-Levitt), Uber’s hard-charging CEO who was ultimately ousted in a boardroom coup, and his sometimes tumultuous relationship with his mentor Bill Gurley (Chandler), the plainspoken, brilliant Texan venture capitalist who bets his sterling reputation on Uber’s success – and then has to live with the consequences. Thurman stars as Arianna Huffington, the savvy businesswoman and co-founder of The Huffington Post, who was an Uber board member. The SHOWTIME series will depict the roller-coaster ride of the upstart transportation company, embodying the highs and lows of Silicon Valley. Even amid the radical upheaval generated within the global tech capital, Uber stands out as both a marvel and a cautionary tale, featuring internal and external battles that ripple with unpredictable consequences.
Super Pumped premieres on Showtime February 27th, 2022.