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'The Dropout': 5 things to know about the Hulu drama series on Elizabeth Holmes

Follow the rise and fall of the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire as the truth behind her company comes out
Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes in 'The Dropout' (Hulu)
Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes in 'The Dropout' (Hulu)

Hulu is known for its great and varied content and it has a new drama that is looking to hit it out of the park. 'The Dropout' is an engrossing tale of the rise and fall of one woman and her seemingly revolutionary company.

The Hulu mini-series is based on the true story of Elizabeth Holmes, a former American biotechnology entrepreneur who was convicted of criminal fraud after her blood-testing technology's accuracy turned out to be deceitful. Once named the youngest and wealthiest self-made female billionaire in America, her fall to a net worth of zero is an intriguing tale of passion, vision, and lies. Before reading on to know more about the drama, check out 'The Act' and 'Inventing Anna' for more shows based on unsettling untruths. 


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When does 'The Dropout' release and where to watch it?

'The Dropout' is set to release on March 3, 2022. You can watch it on Hulu.

What is 'The Dropout' about?

According to the official Hulu synopsis: Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception. Hulu’s limited series “The Dropout,” the story of Elizabeth Holmes (Amanda Seyfried) and Theranos, is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? 

Who stars in the Hulu mini-series on Elizabeth Holmes?

Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes

Amanda Seyfried is an American actress, singer, and model who began modeling at eleven and ventured into acting at age of 15. Some of her works include 'Big Love', ' Mamma Mia!', 'Letters to Juliet', ' Red Riding Hood', ' Les Misérables', 'Dear John', 'Jennifer's Body' and more. She gained popularity for her role of the airhead yet sweet Karen Smith in 'Mean Girls'. Besides acting, she has also done voice work and had lent vocals to movies like 'Epic' and 'Scoob!'. Seyfriend will essay the lead role of Elizabeth Holmes in the Hulu miniseries.


The rest of the cast includes Naveen Andrews as Sunny Balwani, Utkarsh Ambudkar as Rakesh Madhava, Michel Gill as Chris Holmes, Michel Gill as Chris Holmes, LisaGay Hamilton as Judith Baker, William H. Macy as Richard Fuisz, Elizabeth Marvel as Noel Holmes, Dylan Minnette as Tyler Shultz, Laurie Metcalf as Phyllis Gardner, Alan Ruck as Jay Rosan, Sam Waterston as George Shultz, Michaela Watkins as Linda Tanner and more.


The series is executive produced by showrunner Elizabeth Meriwether, Liz Heldens, Liz Hannah, Katherine Pope, Rebecca Jarvis, Victoria Thompson, and Taylor Dunn. Michael Showalter directs multiple episodes and also serves as an executive producer along with his Semi-Formal Productions producing partner Jordana Mollick. The series comes to Hulu from Searchlight Television and 20th Television.


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