The Super Pumped Trailer shows Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Uber’s Ruthless CEO

Joseph Gordon-Levitt assures us that he will not take orders in a new trailer for the upcoming series Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber. Levitt will sit in the driver’s seat as Uber CEO Travis Kalanick in the first season of the anthology series, which is set to hit Showtime on February 27th.

Subtracts his story Mike Isaacs 2019 non-fiction book of the same name, the series will use a dramatic edge to tell the story of Uber’s thrilling journey to the top of its game and the chaos it left in its wake. The intrusive, shady and ruthless Kalanick will occupy a central stage in the show as he ruffles feathers and betrays close friends in his pursuit of endless fortune only to be removed from his own company during a board meeting.

Set to background music off Pearl Jams grunge hit “Why Go”, the teaser introduces us to Kalanick, who is going to seem arrogant and unbelievable from the gate. He immediately proves that he is stuck in his own head, the young entrepreneur informs Uber’s co-founder, Bill Gurley (Kyle Chandler) that while he will always listen to the council, he will never take orders. That line alone tells us that Kalanick is helping to fight with his beak and claws for his company against whoever or whatever stands in the way. We immediately see what can stand in the way when an employee is greeted with roaring laughter after questioning the legality of the company’s movements, only followed by a clip from the federal authorities presumably investigating Kalanick.

Image via Showtime

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The trailer also shows several of Uma Thurmans portrayal of The Huffington Posts founder Arianna Huffington. Huffington immediately appears to be interested in “the notorious bad boy of tech” and will end up joining Uber’s journey as the first female member of its board.

The story of Uber will be the starting point for the anthology series, which plans to take viewers behind the lives of entrepreneurs and focus on how their creations shaped the world around us – for better or worse. Super pumped was created by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, which also forms the team behind Showtime’s fan favorite series, billion. Set to play alongside Gordon-Levitt, Chandler and Thurman Elisabeth Shue, Jon Bass, Bridget Gao Hollitt, Virginia Kull, Amanda Brooks, Annie chang, Erinn Ruth, Mishka Thébaud, Round Tafti, Darren Pettie, Noah Weisberg, Mark Gessner, Kerry Bishé, and Joe Kelley Dauten.

Get a glimpse of Gordon-Levitt as Kalanick in the full clip below, and be sure to tune in to Showtime when the first season of Super pumped crashes on 27 February.

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