Super Pumped Season 2
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Quentin Tarantino Will Narrate Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, Season 2 Announced

According to Deadline, Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has officially signed on as the narrator for the upcoming first season of Showtime’s newest anthology series Super Pumped. His casting will reunite him with Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction star Uma Thurman, who is part of the main cast in The Battle for Uber.

In addition, Showtime has also granted the drama an early second season renewal ahead of its upcoming debut later this month on February 27. The next installment will be based on Mike Isaac’s next book about Facebook’s transition from a groundbreaking startup to the power it has become.

Super Pumped Season 2 is expected to focus on the relationship at the center of that metamorphosis — between Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg — and the world-changing forces unleashed, intentionally and unintentionally, as a result.

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“In the first season, the story will pivot on Travis Kalanick, 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,” reads the synopsis. “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.”

Super Pumped is an anthology drama where each season is expected to explore a story that rocked the business world to its core and changed culture. Based on Mike Isaac’s bestselling book of the same name, the first installment centers around one of Silicon Valley’s most successful and most destructive unicorns, Uber.

The Battle for Uber stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Trial of the Chicago 7), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Uma Thurman (Kill Bill), Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas), Kerry Bishé (Halt and Catch Fire), Jon Bass (Miracle Workers), Bridget Gao Hollitt (Home and Away) and Babak Tafti (Succession).

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Super Pumped: The Battle For Uber is created, written, and executive produced by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Beth Schacter, who are also serving as showrunners. Isaac, Paul Schiff, Stephen Schiff, Allyce Ozarski are executive producing, with Allen Coulter set as the director and executive producer for the first episode.


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