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Hank Azaria picked to play Tim Cook in upcoming Showtime series Super Pumped

The Simpsons star joins Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kyle Chandler and Kerry Bishé in an upcoming series detailing the rise of Uber.

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Hank Azaria, best known for his runs on The Simpsons, Ray Donovan and Brockmire, has been cast as Apple CEO Tim Cook in the upcoming Showtime series Super Pumped. First reported by Variety, the move joins Azaria with co-stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kyle Chandler and Kerry Bishé.

A spokesperson for Showtime confirmed the news for CNET Thursday.

Long planned as an anthology series based on the book of the same name by Mike Isaac, the first season of Super Pumped plans to detail the rise of Uber's ride-sharing empire, with future seasons expected to move to different stories from the world of business. Gordon-Levitt is set to star as Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, with Chandler portraying his mentor, Texas businessman Bill Gurley. Bishé will star as Austin Geidt, Uber's fourth employee and current head of strategy for the company's advanced technologies group.