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Everything you need to know about THE DROPOUT

‘The Dropout,’ which is available on Hulu and Disney Plus, stars Amanda Seyfried and Stephen Fry and is based on a true tale of a billionaire who was convicted of fraud.

The Dropout stars Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia! ), who plays Elizabeth Holmes, the world’s youngest self-made millionaire who was just convicted of criminal fraud, and presents a horrific narrative of mega-scamming.

Stephen Fry, Naveen Andrews, William H. Macy, and Alan Ruck all feature in this eight-part thriller, which recounts the stratospheric rise and devastating collapse of her blood test firm Theranos. The drama is produced by the same people that brought you the smash reality show Dopesick.

The Dropout is being highly anticipated after programs like The Tinder Swindler and Inventing Anna, which are about real-life fraudsters, were enormous sensations on Netflix.

When is The Dropout releasing?

The Dropout premieres on Hulu in the United States and Disney Plus in the United Kingdom on Thursday, March 3rd, 2022, with the first three episodes, followed by a weekly release of the remaining five episodes.

The storyline and the plot of ‘The Dropout’

The Dropout depicts Elizabeth’s decision to drop out of college and found Theranos, a firm that promised to revolutionise healthcare by allowing blood testing on very little volumes of blood. It describes how Theranos’ worth climbed to $9 billion until experts disproved Elizabeth’s assertions.

‘Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception,’ according to the Hulu show’s premise. The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos told in the limited series ‘The Dropout,’ is an astonishing tale of ambition and stardom gone tragically wrong. What happened to the world’s youngest self-made female millionaire in the blink of an eye?’

The Dropout, an American ABC News podcast, is the inspiration for the miniseries. The program will follow Silicon Valley businesswoman Elizabeth Holmes’ real-life ascent and collapse. Elizabeth was once nicknamed “The Next Steve Jobs,” but her formerly groundbreaking health technology firm has now been revealed as a fraud.

The character of Elizabeth Holmes, and what is her background?

Elizabeth Holmes is an American entrepreneur who was the founder and CEO of Theranos, a now-defunct health-tech firm. Once upon a time, the firm was well-known for claiming to have revolutionised blood testing.

With her dread of needles as inspiration, she launched Real-Time Cures in 2003, a firm that performs blood tests using just little quantities of blood. Holmes then changed the company’s name to Theranos and obtained $6 million in funding. Theranos was worth more than $92 million in 2010.

Based on her company’s evaluations, Holmes was dubbed the youngest self-made female millionaire in the United States in 2015. However, later in 2016, additional and amended fraud allegations led to a new and revised assessment of Holmes’ net worth, which put her at zero.

In The Dropout, who will portray Elizabeth Holmes?

Kate McKinnon was cast in the starring role at first. However, Amanda Seyfried was eventually cast in the role, replacing the Saturday Night Live cast member. As a producer, Amanda will be participating in the miniseries’ production. Sunny Balwani will be played by Naveen Andrews in the series.

What’s the inspiration behind the new show

The Dropout, an ABC News/ABC Radio podcast, was created and hosted by Rebecca Jarvis. She spent three years looking into Holmes. The episode analyses how “the story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an astonishing narrative of ambition and stardom gone tragically wrong,” according to the audio description. What happened to the world’s youngest self-made female millionaire in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once dubbed “the next Steve Jobs” find herself facing criminal accusations and up to 20 years in prison while pleading not guilty? How did her invention, which was supposed to improve healthcare, end up putting millions of patients in danger? The podcast was a smash, and in 2019 it was broadcast on ABC’s 20/20.

“The Dropout” is said to be a unique and limited series by the hulu which is “executively produced while starring Amanda Seyfried, published by none but ABC News podcast on Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos’ rise and fall.” The series will investigate what occurred when the world’s youngest self-made female millionaire, called “the next Steve Jobs” at the time, lost everything in the blink of an eye.

The Dropout’s cast and crew you can’t miss to know


Amanda Seyfried, Anne Archer, Michaela Watkins, Naveen Andrews, Kate Burton, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Michael  Ironside, Sam Waterston, Laurie Metcalf, Bill Irwin, Michel Gill, William H. macy, Elizabeth Marvel, Stephen Fry, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Kevin Sussman, Kurtwood Smith, LisaGay Hamilton, Sam Straley,  Shaun J. Brown, Dylan Minnette, Josh Pais, Melissa K., Camryn Mi-young Kim, Maria Arroyo, Peter Ramirez, Vance Duplechin, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Alan Ruck, Andrew Leeds, Hart Bochner, Sophia Bui, Amir Arison, Kate Comer, Bashir Salahuddin, Joe Nieves, James Hiroyuki Liao, Megan Ashley Brown, June Laporte, Nicky Endres, Micaela Wittman, mike Baker, Zhaleh Vossough, Mikaya Fisher, Jake Satao, Ebaa AbuAmmar, Syra McCarthy, Erin Dinsmore, Mary Flynn, Brooke Becker, Jack Buckley, Bethany Walls, Shoko Rice, Tracy Pacana, Ashley Ciarra, Roberts Jekabsons, Walter Belenky, Steve Trzaska, Yumarie Morales, Eli Revivo, Deep Rai, Katie Page, Aaron Colom, Yossie Mulyadi, Lana Daniel yan, Shota Kakibata,  Elena Rosa, Louis Delavenne, Ari Davis, Jeremiah Ripley, Robert Artz, Sean Michael Boozer, Eilene Gil, Patrick Luwis, Christine Heneise, Masashi Ishizuka, Sarah Haruko, Dave Kumar, Paris Peterson, Kimberly Trew, Rebecca Marie Sanchez Jeff Bee, Damon K. Sperber, Pierce Nasser, Brad Griffith, Tice Proctor, Ricky Titus-Lam, Lancaster Duplechin, Robert Batiste, Robert W. Perkins, Vincent Lionette, Alfred K. Chow


Directed By

Michael Showalter, Francesca Gregorini, Erica Watson

Produced By

Taylor Dunn, Liz Hannah, Liz Heldens, Rebecca Jarvis, Jason Ramos, Michael Showalter, Hilton Smith, Victoria Thompson, Allan Tran, Elizabeth Meriwether, Jordana Mollick, Katherine Pope, Amanda Seyfried



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