Check out the official trailer for the new Hulu miniseries “The Dropout,” starring Oscar-nominated actress “Mank,” Amanda Seyfried as controversial Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes.
Based on the ABC podcast of the same name by journalist Rebecca Jarvis, the limited drama depicts the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes (Seyfried), a young biotech entrepreneur caught in a data fraud about her now defunct blood testing technology company Theranos.
Directed by comedian Michael Showalter (The Shrink Next Door, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, The Big Sick), the miniseries also stars Naveen Andrews, Stephen Fry, William H. Macy, Laurie Metcalf, Sam Waterston, LisaGay Hamilton, Elizabeth Marvel, Dylan Minnette, Alan Ruck and many others.
The creator of the series “New Girl” Elizabeth Meriwether serves as host and executive producer with Liz Heldens (Friday Night Lights) and Liz Hannah (screenwriter Steven Spielberg “The Post”).
The Dropout plot of the series in short
Money. Romance. Tragedy. Fraud. Hulu’s limited series THE DROPOUT is the story of controversial Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes (Amanda Seyfried). It’s an amazing story of ambition and fame that went horribly wrong. How did the youngest billionaire in the world who did it all herself lose it in the blink of an eye?
The Dropout release date
Series premier date is March 3, 2022 (United States) on Hulu, Season 1 has 8 episodes.
The Dropout cast and characters:
- Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes
- Naveen Andrews as Sunny Balwani
- William H. Macy as Richard Fuisz
- Laurie Metcalf as Phyllis Gardner
- Elizabeth Marvel as Noel Holmes
- Utkarsh Ambudkar as Rakesh Madhava
- Kate Burton as Rochelle Gibbons
- Stephen Fry as Ian Gibbons
- Michel Gill as Chris Holmes
- Michael Ironside as Don Lucas
- Bill Irwin as Channing Robertson
- Josh Pais as Wade Miquelon
- Dylan Minnette as Tyler Shultz
- Alan Ruck as Jay Rosan
- Bashir Salahuddin as Brendan Morris
- Mary Lynn Rajskub as Lorraine Fuisz
- Hart Bochner as Larry Ellison
- James Hiroyuki Liao as Edmond Ku
- Nicky Endres as Ana Arriola
- Camryn Mi-Young Kim as Erika Cheung
- Andrew Leeds as Roland
- Sam Waterston as George Shultz
- Kurtwood Smith as David Boies
- Anne Archer as Charlotte Shultz
- LisaGay Hamilton as Judith Baker
- Michaela Watkins as Linda Tanner
- Ebon Moss-Bachrach as John Carreyrou
- Kevin Sussman as Mark Roessler
- Sam Straley as Christian Holmes
- Sean Brown as Daniel Young
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