Richard Schiff, Jessica Hecht and John Michael Higgins join Uber series
Richard Schiff, Jessica Hecht and John Michael Higgins have all been cast for guest roles in the Showtime anthology series “Super Pumped”. Variety exclusively learned.
The first season of the series is based on Mike Isaac’s book “Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber”. It focuses on the rise of the ridesharing app and its co-founder and CEO, Travis Kalanick (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), and his relationship with venture capitalist Bill Gurley (Kyle Chandler).
The cast also currently includes Elisabeth Shue, Kerry Bishé, Babak Tafti, Musa Hussein Kraish, Jon Bass, Hank Azaria and Bridget Gao-Hollitt.
Schiff will play Randall Pearson, a San Francisco MTA power broker who takes on Travis. Schiff has previously won an Emmy for his role in the critically acclaimed political drama “The West Wing”. He currently stars in the ABC medical drama “The Good Doctor”. Schiff’s other TV credits include “The Affair”, “Ballers”, “NYPD Blue” and “Murphy Brown”.
He is replaced by Paradigm, Leverage Management and Nelson Davis
Hecht will play Amy Gurley, Bill Gurley’s wife. Hecht received an Emmy nomination for her performance as Karen Hayes in “Special” for Netflix. His other recent television credits include “Dickinson”, “Succession”, “The Boys” and “Breaking Bad”. She received a Tony Award nomination for her work in “A View From the Bridge”.
It is replaced by Innovative Artists.
Higgins will play Mike Ovitz, the business titan whose relationship with a young Travis colored the rest of the career of the future founder. Higgins is known for his roles in films like “Best in Show”, the “Pitch Perfect” franchise and “Couples Retreat”. He has also appeared on shows like “Great News”, “Arrested Development” and Peacock’s reboot of “Saved by the Bell”.
It is replaced by UTA.
Beth Schacter is co-writer, co-showrunner and executive producer on “Super Pumped” with Brian Koppelman and David Levien. Paul Schiff, Allyce Ozarski and Stephen Schiff are also executive producers. Isaac is co-executive producer. The anthology series will be produced by Showtime and is part of Koppelman and Levien’s overall deal with the network.