Hank Azaria to Play Apple CEO Tim Cook in 'Super Pumped' TV Series About Uber

Actor Hank Azaria has signed on to play Apple CEO Tim Cook in upcoming Showtime series "Super Pumped," reports Variety. "Super Pumped" is a series set in Silicon Valley that details the rise of ride-sharing company Uber.

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Hank Azaria is known for his roles in movies like "Mystery Men," "Godzilla," "The Smurfs," and "America's Sweethearts." He has also starred in TV shows that include "Ray Donovan," "Huff," "Mad About You," and "Brockmire."

"Super Pumped" is planned as an anthology, and the first season will focus on Uber. The show is based on Mike Isaac's "Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber" book that focuses on Uber founder Travis Kalanick and the "roller-coaster ride of the upstart transportation company."

In the series, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play Travis Kalanick, and Kyle Chandler will play his mentor Bill Gurley.

Top Rated Comments

velocityg4 Avatar
13 months ago
You mention "The Smurfs" but not "The Simpsons". Where he voiced numerous characters.
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alexandr Avatar
13 months ago
will he have to travel to minsk?
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jasnw Avatar
13 months ago
I'm sorry, but all I can see is his Agador-Spartacus roll in The Bird Cage. (That's Hank, not Tim.)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fwmireault Avatar
13 months ago
I though for one second reading the title that it was an Apple TV+ offering. It would have been way more funnier
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mapsdotapp Avatar
13 months ago
Uber is a ride-hailing app, not ride-sharing. Ride-sharing apps allow cars to be rented out ad-hoc, similar to how bikeshare works.



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Todd Fisher Avatar
13 months ago
The resemblance is so uncanny, but after playing Apu with such great success, I have no doubt that he can pull it off
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