Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber limited series in development at Showtime
Deadline is reporting that Showtime is developing a new limited series, Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, based on Mike Isaac’s book.
The series adaptation comes from Billions co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The book was originally published on September 3 by W.W. & Company.
Chronicling the founding of Uber, the series will depict the roller-coaster ride of the upstart transportation company, which was co-founded by CEO Travis Kalanick (who was ultimately ousted in a boardroom coup), 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.
“The story of Uber is rich in plot twists, one-of-a-kind personalities and important implications for corporate America. It is a case study of ingenuity and insanity, and there are no writers better suited than Brian and David to explore this business and the people who drive it, literally and metaphorically,” said Jana Winograde, President of Entertainment at Showtime Networks.
Koppelman and Levien will serve as executive producers and will co-write the series. Isaac will co-executive produce. The series is part of Koppelman and Levien’s overall deal with Showtime.