‘Billions’ Creators to Develop ‘Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber’ Series at Showtime

Variety | 10/16/2019 | Joe Otterson
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Brian Koppelman and David Levien are developing a limited series about ridesharing company Uber for Showtime.

The “Billions” creators and showrunners will serve as writers and executive producers on the series, which will be based on Mike Isaac’s book “Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber.” Isaac will serve as co-executive producer on the project, which will be produced by Showtime.

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Pivoting on Travis Kalanick, Uber’s former CEO who was ultimately ousted in a boardroom coup, the limited series will depict the story of the upstart transportation company, embodying the highs and lows of Silicon Valley.

“The story of Uber is rich in plot twists, one-of-a-kind personalities and important implications for corporate America,” said Jana Winograde, co-president of entertainment for Showtime. “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.”

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Koppelman and Levien will work on the series under their overall deal with...
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