Breaking News – Showtime to Debut “Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber” on Sunday, February 27

Showtime (right) to beat Super PUMPED: The Battle for Uber on Sunday, February 27

Anthology series stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kyle Chandler and Uma Thurman

Billion(R) Models Brian Kopelman and Executive David Levian Produce and Appear with Beth Schachter

Credit: Elizabeth Morris/Showtime

LOS ANGELES – November 23, 2021 – Showtime has announced that SUPER PUMPED: THE BATTLE FOR UBER, the first installment of a new anthology series, will premiere Sunday, February 27 at 10 PM EST/PT. Starring Emmy Award winner Joseph Gordon-Levitt (right) (Chicago Experience 7), Emmy winner Kyle Chandler (Blood Line, Friday Night Lights) and Oscar (right) and Emmy nominee Uma Thurman (Kill Bell, Pulp Fiction), 1 The season is based on Mike Isaac’s bestselling book Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber. Brian Koppelman, David Levien (BILLIONS, Rounders) and Beth Schacter (Soundtrack), write and serve as opponents on the series.

SUPER PUMPED: The BATTLE FOR UBER tells the story of one of Silicon’s most successful and destructive unicorns, Uber. The season revolves around Travis Kalanick (Gordon-Levitt), the powerful CEO of Uber who is eventually ousted in a boardroom coup, and his sometimes turbulent relationship with his mentor Bill Gurley (Chandler), the illustrious Texas venture capitalist he bets on. An excellent reputation for Uber’s success – and then it has to bear the consequences. Thurman plays Arianna Huffington, a savvy businesswoman and co-founder of the Huffington Post, who was a member of Uber’s board of directors. The SHOWTIME series will depict the rollercoaster ride of the startup transportation company, epitomizing the highs and lows of Silicon Valley. Even amid the drastic turmoil unleashed within the global tech capital, Uber stands out as both a marvel and a cautionary tale, marked by internal and external battles rippling with unpredictable consequences. The series also stars Elizabeth Shaw (leaving Las Vegas), Keri Beshey (Halt and Catch Fire, Penny Dreadfull: City of Angels), John Bass (Miracle Workers), Bridget Jaw Howlett (Home and Away) and Babak Tafty (Succession).

SUPER PUMPED: THE BATTLE FOR UBER is the first installment in the SUPER PUMPED anthology series where each season explores a story that has rocked the business world at its core and its changing culture. In addition to Koppelman, Levien, and Schacter, Paul Schiff, Stephen Schiff, and Allyce Ozarski are also executive producers. Isaac the co-CEO is producing the project. Allen Coulter (The Sopranos, RAY DONOVAN) and CEO direct the first episode. The anthology series is produced by SHOWTIME and is part of Koppelman and Levien’s overall deal with the network.

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