Showtime announced the premiere date for the upcoming anthology series adaptation of Super Pumped: The Battle For Uber, based on Mike Isaac’s bestselling book of the same name. Starring Emmy winner Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the first installment is scheduled to make its debut on February 27, 2022, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
In addition to the date announcement, the network has also revealed the first-look photos, which you can check out below, featuring Gordon Levitt as Uber’s hard-charging CEO Travis Kalanick, and Kyle Chandler as Kalanick’s mentor Bill Gurley.
Your first look has arrived.@hitrecordjoe is Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.#KyleChandler is VC titan Bill Gurley.#SuperPumped: The Battle for Uber based on @MikeIsaac’s best-selling exposé premieres February 27th. pic.twitter.com/h7nKu5ruMq
— SHOWTIME (@Showtime) November 23, 2021
Super Pumped is an anthology drama where each season is expected to explore a story that rocked the business world to its core and changed culture. The first installment centers around one of Silicon Valley’s most successful and most destructive unicorns, Uber.
“In the first season, the story will pivot on Travis Kalanick, 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,” reads the synopsis. “The 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.”
It will star Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Trial of the Chicago 7), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Uma Thurman (Kill Bill), Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas), Kerry Bishé (Halt and Catch Fire), Jon Bass (Miracle Workers), Bridget Gao Hollitt (Home and Away) and Babak Tafti (Succession).
Super Pumped: The Battle For Uber is created, written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Beth Schacter, who are also serving as showrunners. Isaac, Paul Schiff, Stephen Schiff, Allyce Ozarski are executive producing, with Allen Coulter set as the director and executive producer for the first episode.