Super Pumped – The Battle for Uber: Showtime-Premiere im Februar

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber (c) Showtime

In February, the US cable broadcaster Showtime presented the anthology series Super Pumped. The first season is called The Battle for Uber and is led by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kyle Chandler, Kerry Bishé and Uma Thurman.

On Sunday, February 27, 2022, the American cable broadcaster Showtime will present the new anthology series Super Pumped.The Battle for Uber“Puts it at the center. The well-known cast includes the two Emmy Prize winners Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“Inception“, Mr. Corman) und Kyle Chandler (Bloodline, Friday Night Lights), Kerry Bishe (Halt and Catch Fire, Scrubs) und Filmstar Uma Thurman („Kill Bill“). The series creators are named Brian Koppelman and David Levien (both Billions).

Gordon-Levitt plays Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, who launched the controversial app for private taxi drivers. Chandler will appear as Texas investor Bill Gurley. Bishe, in turn, mimes Austin Geidt, the fourth Uber employee, who was there from the start. She is described as smart and tough and has played a key role in helping the company conquer one city after another in America.

Thurman appears as star journalist Arianna Huffington, who founded the online newspaper Huffington Post and was on Uber’s board of directors. Super Pumped is based on the book of the same name by Mike Isaac. It’s about the tumultuous relationship between Uber boss Kalanick and his mentor Gurley. Behind the scenes of the outwardly successful app, which has changed urban traffic worldwide to this day, it was often like a rollercoaster ride. Here the whole madness of the Silicon Valley becomes clear.

Also in the extended ensemble: Elisabeth Shue (“Leaving Las Vegas“), Jon Bass (Miracle Workers), Bridget Gao Hollitt („Home and Away“) And Babak Tafti (Succession). Since the series is set up as an anthology, a potential season two would retell the story of another tech company from the Valley. But first it’s Uber. Beth Schacter (soundtrack) was also involved as a co-author in the opening season.

It was directed by, among others, Allen Coulter (Ray Donovan). A first preview video is still a long way off.

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber (Taschenbuch)

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