'Super Pumped': 5 things to know about Showtime drama starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The anthology series' first season is based on Mike Isaac’s bestselling book 'Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber'


                            'Super Pumped': 5 things to know about Showtime drama starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt
A still from 'Super Pumped' (Elizabeth Morris/SHOWTIME)
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Showtime rolled out some impressive shows in 2021 and is set to bring another riveting series with some A-list actors. The network has ordered 'Super Pumped', an anthology series whose first season is based on Mike Isaac’s bestselling book Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber. Playing the eccentric and charismatic Travis Kalanick is 'The Dark Knight Rises' star Joseph Gordon-Levitt and alongside him is 'Kill Bill's Uma Thurman.

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Isaac's book recounts Kalanick's gung-ho style and his tumultuous relationship with mentor Bill Gurley (Kyle Chandler), the Texan venture capitalist who places all his chances and his impeccable reputation on the upstart cab company. While you wait for the series to premiere, here's some Showtime content you can binge on — 'Billions', 'American Rust', 'Yellowjackets' and 'City on a Hill'.

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When does 'Super Pumped' release?

The anthology series is set to release on February 27 at 10 pm ET on Showtime.

What is 'Super Pumped' about?

The official synopsis according to Showtime reads, "SUPER PUMPED tells the story of one of Silicon Valley's most successful and most destructive unicorns, Uber. Pivoting on Kalanick, the SHOWTIME series will depict the roller-coaster ride of the upstart transportation company, embodying the highs and lows of Silicon Valley."

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"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 is the first installment of an anthology series in which each season explores a story that rocked the business world to its core and changed culture."

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Who stars in the show?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Rich Fury/Getty Images)

 

Emmy winner Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Travis Kalanick, Uber’s CEO with Uma Thurman as Arianna Huffington, the co-founder of The Huffington Post. Kyle Chandler, Elisabeth Shue, Kerry Bishé, Jon Bass, Bridget Gao Hollitt, and Babak Tafti round up the rest of the cast.

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Showrunner

Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Beth Schacter will executive produce, write and serve as showrunners on the series. Paul Schiff, Stephen Schiff and Allyce Ozarski will also serve as executive produces and Isaac will co-executive produce the project.

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