Are you eager to witness how the world-famous social platform ‘Facebook’ came to be, just from a mere start-up? How was it founded and how does it function today? Well, here’s your chance, because the anthology series, ‘Super Pumped’, has already been renewed and will focus on the massive growth of Facebook. ViacomCBS announced this news as part of its investor day presentation. During each season, the show will cover a different story from the world of business.
The first season, which focused on the rise of Uber, was based on technology journalist Mike Isaac’s book “Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber.” Based on Isaac’s upcoming book about Facebook’s transformation from a start-up to a social media powerhouse, the second season will explore Facebook’s transition from a start-up to a powerhouse.
The show, “Super Pumped”, is created by writers Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Beth Shacter, the team behind the network’s hit series Billions. All three also serve as executive producers and co-showrunners on the show. The executive producers include Paul Schiff, Stephen Schiff, and Allyce Ozarski, and are produced by Showtime.
The series falls under Koppelman and Levien’s overall deal with Showtime. It must be one of the most challenging tasks to come up with a series name since it influences fans’ decisions to binge on the series and also serves as the logo. When giving the title ‘Super Pumped’ to the show, Koppelman said that he got the motivation from one of Isaac’s books titled be strong, and from then, the idea enticed him.
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Super Pumped Season 2 Release Date
The first season of Super Pumped began on February 27, 2022, weekly up until April 10, 2022. The sitcom was renewed for a second season even before the launch of its first season and was said to be related to Mike Isaac’s upcoming book on Facebook. There is no release date announced for season 2 yet.
Super Pumped Season 2 Cast
The core cast of season 1 is expected to return for its new season as well. They include:
- Jon Bass in the role of Garrett Camp.
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the role of Travis Kalanick.
- Bridget Gao Hollitt in the role of Gabi Holzwarth.
- Kerry Bishé in the role of Austin Geidt.
- Kyle Chandler in the role of Bill Gurley.
- Elisabeth Shue in the role of Bonnie Kalanick.
- Babak Tafti in the role of Emil Michael.
- Uma Thurman, in the role of Arianna Huffington.
Super Pumped Season 2 Plot
Each season of Super Pumped explores a story that “rocked the business world to its core and changed the culture”. The first season, which was named “Super Pumped: The Battle For Uber,” was based on Isaac’s 2019 book by the same name and told the story of a ride-sharing company that became “one of Silicon Valley’s most successful and most destructive unicorns”.
That season starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the former Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick (who was ultimately kicked out of the company); Uma Thurman as The Huffington Post co-founder and previously Uber board member Arianna Huffington; and Kyle Chandler as dealmaker Bill Gurley. The cast also included Elisabeth Shue, Kerry Bishé, Jon Bass, Bridget Gao Hollitt, and Babak Tafti.
In the second season, we will be learning about Isaac’s upcoming book about Facebook’s sudden rise from a start-up to an online media phenomenon. Facebook has presently turned into the issue of precariously admired television series and films, containing the 2010 film The Social Network.
Nonetheless, like The Social Network, Super Pumped Season 2 will chronicle Facebook’s progress. A significant part of the second season will revolve around the relationship between Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg during that time. Eventually, this relationship led to one of the most valuable and successful ventures in the history of the world communication forum.
In an official statement, it said ‘Based on a book by journalist New York Times Mike Isaac, the series “focuses 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,” per the logline. Sandberg assumed the role of Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer in 2008, where she remains today’.
Super Pumped Season 2 Trailer
Unfortunately, there is no update about a trailer for season 2 of ‘Super Pumped.’ There is no other information about the show except for the fact that it has been revived for a second season. But we are expecting the trailer for season 2 very soon. Since the series already has a renewal, production is presently ongoing, and it won’t take long before we get a trailer. It is certain that those eagerly awaiting the new season will be rewarded with exciting news.
Where to watch Super Pumped Season 2?
Just like season 1, the new season will premiere on Showtime, and will also be available on Amazon Prime Video and Hulu. Interested viewers must have a subscription to these streaming platforms in order to enjoy the show.