Hulu’s Theranos miniseries ‘The Dropout’ to premiere 3rd March

The story of Theranos and its former CEO Elizabeth Holmes is being adapted in a variety of ways, as is the case with many wild and dramatic stories. The Jennifer Lawrence-led Bad Blood, which was recently acquired by Apple, will most likely garner the most attention. (It is expected to receive a lot of Oscar buzz, similar to Adam McKay’s recent films, Vice and The Big Short.) However, don’t dismiss Hulu’s miniseries The Dropout. The series, which was first announced in 2019 and starred Kate McKinnon as the infamous serial fibber Elizabeth Holmes, will now star Amanda Seyfried when it premieres on March 3rd, 2022.

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Seyfried certainly captures the wide-eyed magnetism of Holmes in the first round of photos. It’s also surprising to see Naveen Andrews (Lost, Sense8) in the role of Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, Theranos’ former COO and Holmes’ former boyfriend. The series will air on Hulu in the coming months “an incredible story of ambition and fame gone horribly wrong What happened to the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire in the blink of an eye?”

Because of its seemingly miraculous device, the Edison, Theranos was able to raise over $700 million from investors. It was a blood testing machine that was supposed to screen for a variety of diseases. But it was all a lie, of course. According to reports from the Wall Street Journal and others, the company’s technology never worked. The SEC eventually charged Theranos, Holmes, and Balwani with “massive fraud.”

The Inventor, Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary, did a serviceable job of covering the drama surrounding Theranos and Holmes’ unusual mystique. A dramatic adaptation, on the other hand, has a lot of ground to cover.

 

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