Hank Azaria to play Tim Cook in series about Uber called 'Super Pumped'

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What you need to know

  • Tim Cook is set to be played by actor Hank Azaria in a new series all about Uber.
  • Super Pumped will be a series that details the rise of Uber.

Apple TV+ is set to be played by actor Hank Azaria in a new show all about Uber. Super Pumped is from Showtime and already has Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kyle Chandler, and Kerry Bishé lined up to take part.

Definitely not an Apple TV+ show, Super Pumped will see Azaria play Apple CEO Cook as it tells the story about how Uber came to be the company that it is today.

Azaria is attached to play Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple. He joins previously announced cast members Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kyle Chandler, and Kerry Bishé. Gordon-Levitt will star as Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick, while Chandler will play Texas venture capitalist Bill Gurley. Bishé will star as Austin Geidt, Uber employee number four.

Beth Schacter will reportedly serve as co-writer, co-showrunner, and executive producer on the show.

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According to Variety, the show will focus on a different business world each season and Uber gets to be the first one out the gate. It isn't clear how prominent Tim Cook will be in the show, but you have to imagine an actor like Hank Azaria hasn't signed on for a few minutes of on-screen time.

Oliver Haslam

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