‘Super Pumped’ already renewed for a Season 2 that’s all about Facebook

CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg walks with COO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg after a session at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 08, 2021 in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Showtime’s tech bro anthology series Super Pumped has been renewed before even airing, with the second season set to focus on the relationship between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. Entertainment Weekly reports the season will be subtitled Sheryl & Mark.

While Super Pumped‘s first season is based on New York Times journalist Mike Isaac’s 2019 book on Uber’s inception, season two will be based on his upcoming book about Facebook (aka Meta). No casting announcements have been made yet, so we don’t know whether the Winklevii or Eduardo Saverin will show up to tell Zuckerberg to “lawyer up, asshole.” But it’s fair to assume there will be substantial differences from 2010’s The Social Network, which didn’t feature Sandberg as a character. 

The series will likely be set a little later than the film, as Facebook recruited Sandberg in 2008 — the same year it settled its lawsuit with the Winklevoss twins. Sandberg was instrumental in building the social media platform into the profitable, data-guzzling giant it is today, being responsible for developing Facebook’s advertising strategy.

Subtitled The Battle For Uber, the first season of Super Pumped will premiere Feb. 27, and follow Uber co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick (played insufferably by Joseph Gordon-Levitt). Depicting internal politics, power struggles, and — spoiler alert — Kalanick’s eventual ousting from the company, the season will also feature Uma Thurman as Arianna Huffington, Kyle Chandler as Bill Gurley, and Hank Azaria as Apple’s Tim Cook.

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