Showtime shares trailer for Super Pumped anthology series

Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Travis Kalanick in Super Pumped

Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Travis Kalanick in Super Pumped
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It’s a big year for TV shows based on Silicon Valley stories. In addition to Hulu’s Theranos Series The stall coming in March, there is also super pumped, Showtime’s anthology series based on Mike Issac’s book Super pumped: the battle for Uber. The first season chronicles the downfall of former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And in case you were wondering how well the actor plays the ousted founder of Uber, you’ll know now. in the first official trailer.

Gordon-Levitt transforms into a Silicon Valley terror, with slicked back hair and a skintight black t-shirt paired with a blazer, which ensures that “contrary to what you may have read, [he] is not a monster. But, it quickly turned out not to be quite precise, with a photo of Kalanick shouting to his employees: “My life is at stake here, and all of you are going to bleed for this!”

We also get a glimpse of Uma Thurman as Arianna Huffington, the co-founder of The Huffington Post, who was a member of Uber’s board of directors. For those who miss seeing Kyle Chandler on TV, he also has a big role on the show as Bill Gurley, who is also one of the former board members and is described as a “venture capitalist Brilliant, outspoken Texas guy who bets his reputation on Uber’s successand then has to live with the consequences.

East Gurley declared to be very tall at 6’9, so it remains to be seen if Chandler will be made to look as tall as the guy he plays, or if he’ll just be “normally tall” (Chandler is 6’1).

Hank Azaria (who plays Apple CEO Tim Cook), Elisabeth Shue, Baba Tafti, Kerry Bishé, and Mousa Hussein Kraish are other cast members we don’t see much to at all in the teaser.

The series begins on February 27.


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