'Super Pumped' Trailer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Stars In The Tumultuous 'Battle For Uber'

With their “Billions” series already a big hit for Showtime, the cable channel is doubling down on creatives and writer/directors Brian Koppelman and David Levien, known as the writers “Ocean’s 13,” “The Girlfriend Experience,” and more. Now they have another new series ready to go called, “Super Pumped: The Battle For Uber,” which as the title suggests, is based on the 2019 nonfiction book of the same name by Mike Isaac, centering on the rise and fall of former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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“Super Pumped” also stars Kyle Chandler, Uma Thurman (as Arianna Huffington), Kerry Bishé, Babak Tafti, Mousa Hussein Kraish, Hank Azaria, and Elisabeth Shue. Here’s the official synopsis:

SUPER PUMPED: THE BATTLE FOR UBER tells the story of one of Silicon Valley’s most successful and most destructive unicorns, Uber. The season pivots on Travis Kalanick (Gordon-Levitt), 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. Thurman stars as Arianna Huffington, the savvy businesswoman and co-founder of The Huffington Post, who was an Uber board member. The SHOWTIME 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. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Uma Thurman, and Kyle Chandler.

Watch the “Super Pumped” series premiere Sunday, February 27 on SHOWTIME and watch the first trailer below.