Travis finds himself on trial at Apple HQ, fighting for Uber’s very existence. In defense, he explains the Uber team’s strategy to conquer fraudsters in China and deal with their bad press problem. Arianna and Bill disagree on how best to steer Travis in the right direction. Emil (Babak Tafti) has an illuminating conversation. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Uma Thurman, and Kyle Chandler. Watch new episodes Sundays at 10/9c on SHOWTIME.
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SUPER PUMPED: THE BATTLE FOR UBER tells the story of one of Silicon Valley’s most successful and most destructive unicorns, Uber. The season pivots on Travis Kalanick (Gordon-Levitt), 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. Thurman stars as Arianna Huffington, the savvy businesswoman and co-founder of The Huffington Post, who was an Uber board member. The SHOWTIME 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.