The Dropout, a miniseries on the failing blood-testing firm Theranos, has debuted its first trailer on Hulu. Elizabeth Holmes, the company’s troubled former CEO, is played by Amanda Seyfried. In the two-and-a-half-minute trailer, Holmes leaves Stanford to create Theranos. It contains bits of the company’s high points (it generated over $700 million in financing) and hints at its public downfall, as well as Holmes’ development of her renowned deep voice.
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Sunny Balwani, the former president and chief operating officer of Theranos and Holmes’ ex-boyfriend, is played by Naveen Andrews (Lost) in the trailer. Stephen Fry, William H. Macy, Laurie Metcalf, and Sam Waterston are among the cast members.
Two months after Holmes was found guilty of scamming investors, The Dropout will premiere. She might face a term of up to 20 years in jail when she is sentenced in September. With Holmes’ trial still fresh in their minds, some people may be interested to learn more about her and Theranos. The trailer, which is edited in the style of a thriller, may also help to increase interest in the show.
On March 3rd, the first three episodes of The Dropout will be available on Hulu. The remaining instalments will be delivered on a weekly basis. In the meanwhile, Adam McKay and Jennifer Lawrence are collaborating on an Apple film about Holmes and Theranos.