Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber is set to debut its first season on Showtime. What are the things to expect in the series? That will be discussed in this article.
Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber is an upcoming drama television series based on the eponymous 2019 novel by Mike Isaac. It is set to premiere on Sunday, February 27, 2022, on Showtime.
Created by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, the series promised to explore a story that will show the worst things that happen behind closed doors of a big company.
Super Pumped focuses on the true story of Travis Kalanick, one of the co-founders of the famous transportation company, Uber.
Kalanick is said to be a visionary with a lot of ambition in life. He is willing to do whatever it takes to make his dream come true, and that is to let Uber grow more. Even if it means not taking care of the health and welfare of his employees, not minding the livelihood of the drivers, going against the laws and regulations of multiple states and the rules of Apple’s app store, he will do it.
The series will also showcase the internal struggles that rocked the company to its very core. The trailer also shows how the success of Uber boosted Kalanick’s ego to the extent that he did not care about the legality of anyone he worked with.
There is one part in the trailer wherein Gordon-Levitt sees his company as disruptors, kings, and Gods. But when things were falling apart and one of his colleagues told him, “I’m going to side with the company,” he shouted, “I AM the company.” He also mentioned that disloyalty needs to be punished.
Showtime’s new series promised to open our eyes to the real things that are happening in the corporate world. Are you ready for it?
Cast and Characters
Uber’s co-founder and ex-CEO, Travis Kalanis, will be played by actor and filmmaker, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Alongside him are Hank Azaria as Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, and Kyle Chandler as Bill Gurley, who acted as Kalanick’s mentor.
Below is the complete list of Super Pumped’s main and recurring 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.
- 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
This is definitely an intriguing series to watch out for. Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber is a true story about how a desire for success drove one man to do the wrong things. Many secrets and lies will be exposed, and we will be aware of the crooked things that are happening in some of the big companies, such as Uber.