Kyle Chandler Set to Star Opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in SUPER PUMPED Showtime Series
Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights, Bloodline) is set to star opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the first season of Showtime’s upcoming anthology series Super Pumped.
The series comes from Billions co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien, and the first installment of the series will be based on Mike Isaac’s bestselling book Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, whichwill 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.”
Gordon-Levitt will play Travis Kalanick in the series, Uber’s hard-charging CEO “who ultimately was ousted in a boardroom coup.” Chandler will play Bill Gurley, “the plainspoken, brilliant Texan venture capitalist who bets his sterling reputation on Uber’s success – and then has to live with the consequences.”
Showtime’s Amy Israel said in a statement, “Kyle Chandler brings deep integrity, authentic presence and undeniable magnetism to every role he inhabits. We’re excited to see the dynamic pairing of Chandler as the brilliant Bill Gurley and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the high-flying disruptor. With these two actors leading the charge, the series promises to be a riveting, wild ride.”
Each season of the Super Pumped anthology series will explore a story that rocked the business world to its core and changed culture.