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Showtime Is Making A TV Series Out Of Uber Startup Story

"The story of Uber is rich in plot twists, one-of-a-kind personalities and important implications for corporate America.''

An Uber self driving car sits on display ahead of an Uber product / Photo credit: Engadget

From the look of things Showtime reckons the disturbing making story of Uber and is seeing it as a good fodder for a TV series. The company is compiling a limited series about the challenging side of Uber. Billions co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien will write and produce the show, based on Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber. Hmm, interesting.

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As found in the book, Mike Isaac trailed Uber starting from its creation through to its IPO in May. The TV series will “show the roller-coaster ride of the upstart transportation company, embodying the highs and lows of Silicon Valley,” with co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick as major figures.

“The story of Uber is rich in plot twists, one-of-a-kind personalities and important implications for corporate America. It is a case study of ingenuity and insanity, and there are no writers better suited than Brian and David to explore this business and the people who drive it, literally and metaphorically.” Jana Winograde, co-president of entertainment at Showtime, said in a statement.

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We’re not certain when exactly the series will drop, but it will join a lot of other screen adaptations of technology companies’ stories. The Social Network, of course, portrayed the pre-days of Facebook, while shows based on the histories of Snapchat and Theranos are still on the making and will soon make it to Quibi and Hulu respectively.

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