Monday, May 24, 2021

Showtime Gives Series Order to Limited Series 'Super Pumped' Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Showtime has today given a series order to the original limited series Super Pumped starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Trial of the Chicago 7, Mr. Corman).

Based on the novel by Mike Isaac, the series will tell the story of one of Silicon Valley's most successful and most destructive unicorns, Uber. 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.

Gordon-Levitt will play Travis Kalanick, Uber's hard-charging CEO who was ultimately ousted in a boardroom coup.

Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Beth Schacter developed the series. They will executive produce with Paul Schiff, Stephen Schiff and Allyce Ozarski. Isaac will serve as co-executive producer.

"Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a remarkably intelligent and charismatic actor, embodying charm with an unpredictable edge," said Amy Israel, Executive Vice President of Scripted Programming, Showtime Networks. "We are beyond excited to see what he will bring to the role of Travis Kalanick, the hyper-brilliant and controversial CEO whose ambition and reckless drive threatened the very enterprise he was determined to build. We are equally thrilled to be partnering on another series with Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Beth Schacter, who always deliver provocative and deeply entertaining shows that drive cultural conversation."