Hulu’s Intense ‘The Dropout’ Trailer Shows Elizabeth Holmes’ Rise to Infamy

Deepak Gupta February 7, 2022
Updated 2022/02/07 at 9:50 PM

released the first trailer for a miniseries about the failed blood testing startup Theranos. Amanda Seyfried stars as hers in trouble. The two-and-a-half-minute preview shows Holmes leaving Stanford to found Theranos. It includes excerpts from the company’s high points (it has raised over $700 million in investments) and hints at its very public end, as well as Holmes developing his infamous, deep voice.

The trailer is full of familiar faces, including Naveen Andrews (Lost) as Sunny Balwani, the former president and chief operating officer of Theranos and Holmes’ ex-boyfriend. Stephen Fry, William H. Macy, Laurie Metcalf and Sam Waterston also appear.

Theranos claimed to offer quick blood tests that only required a finger prick. However, several reports stated that the tests were not effective. The SEC indicted Holmes and Theranos in March 2018 and the company collapsed later that year.

the abandonment will debut two months after defrauding investors. She faces up to 20 years in prison and will be sentenced in September. With Holmes’ trial still fresh in their minds, some people might be curious to learn more about the story behind her and Theranos. The trailer, which is edited in the style of a thriller, could also draw more attention to the show.

The first three episodes of the abandonment will arrive on Hulu on March 3. Other installments will arrive weekly. Meanwhile, Adam McKay and Jennifer Lawrence are working on a movie about Holmes and Theranos for Apple.

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