‘Billions’ Creators Set to Make Uber Limited Seres for Showtime | THR News


– [Tiffany Taylor] The
creators of Billions are developing an uber-limited
series at Showtime. No, not uber as in a super-limited series, it’s actually about the story behind the ride share app, Uber. Brian Koppelman and David Levine, the co-creators and
show runners of Billions are developing a limited series about the transportation and tech company, based on New York Times
writer Mike Isaac’s book, Super Pumped, the Battle for Uber. Showtime Entertainment
president Jana Winograde said “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.” The limited series will
center on Travis Kalanick, the hard-charging Uber CEO who
ultimately resigned in 2017, after major share holders
demanded he step down. The will depict the rollercoaster
ride of the company, embodying the highs and
lows of Silicon Valley, where Uber stood out as both a
marvel and a cautionary tale. Just like the Wall Street drama Billions, this new project will be a story of wealth and corporate battles. As for Billions, the show has been renewed for a fifth season at the
premium cable network. The show’s fourth season
which wrapped in June drew more than four
million viewers per episode across all platforms. – There’s nothing that I won’t
do to defend what’s mine. – For more on this story, head to THR.com. Reporting for Hollywood Reporter News, I’m Tiffany Taylor.

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