We don’t have to wonder if Super Pumped will be cancelled right now. This Showtime series has already been renewed for a second season which will focus on the social media giant Facebook. Will Super Pumped continue on beyond that? Which company would be next? Stay tuned.
A dramatic anthology series, the Super Pumped TV show was created by Brian Koppelman and David Levien. Each season features a new cast and focuses on a different business that has made a big impact on an industry and our culture as a whole. The first season stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kyle Chandler, Kerry Bishé, Babak Tafti, Jon Bass, Elisabeth Shue, Hank Azaria, Uma Thurman, and Quentin Tarantino (narrator), Subtitled The Battle for Uber, the season 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). Co-founder of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington (Thurman) is a savvy businesswoman who was also an Uber board member.
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Note: These are the final national ratings, including all live+same day viewing and DVR playback (through 3:00 AM). Early fast affiliate ratings (estimates) are indicated with an “*”. While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. There can be other economic factors involved in a show’s fate, but typically the higher-rated series are renewed and the lower-rated ones are cancelled.
What do you think? Do you like the Super Pumped TV series on Showtime? Are you glad that it’s been renewed for a second season?