The Dropout: Release Date, Cast, Plot, and Trailer

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The streaming platform Hulu is well-known for its exceptional digital distribution. Hulu has a lot of uplifting stuff this year, and ‘The Dropout’ is one of them. The real story of an infamous woman is on the way.

Narrative of Elizabeth Holmes, The Dropout is the newest television series expected to offer viewers the same excitement. When the media published an investigation on the suspected activities of her corrupt company, Theranos, in 2015, the news burst into the spotlight. 

The Dropout delves at Elizabeth Holmes’ origins as the founder of Theranos, a previous start-up company. Holmes decided to start a business after dropping out of Stanford University. It is done to revolutionize blood tests by discovering new techniques to collect and test blood while also reducing healthcare expenditures.

Now, a miniseries is on the way, which is expected to depict more about her battle in the court. In the upcoming series, we might witness how the self-made billionaire came to a stagnant business. Let us find out more about the coming drama.  

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The Dropout: Release Date

Finally, the release date of The Dropout has been determined. Officials announced that the series would premiere on Thursday, March 3, 2022. 

According to insiders, Kate McKinnon was set to play Elizabeth. She dropped it due to a combination of scheduling conflicts and unclear reasons. The series was set to premiere in 2021 when Kate was a part of it, however, due to the casting switch, the entire release timetable has been shifted. 

As a result, the show took longer, but the odds of a further delay are slim. Hence, you will be able to enjoy it on the planned date. It is confirmed that it will be a three-episode collection. So, what do you have to lose? Save the dates if you want to watch the drama.

The Dropout: Release Date
The Dropout: Release Date

The Dropout: Cast

Stephan Fry joins Theranos as the company’s biochemist and head scientist. Multiple sources have revealed that Amanda Seyfried might play the role of Elizabeth Holmes. As per the sources, it has also been disclosed that Naveen Andrew could join the cast. 

  • Michael Ironside as Don Lucas
  • William H. Macy as Richard Fuisz
  • Michel Gill as Chris Holmes
  • Laurie Metcalf as Phyllis Gardner
  • Elizabeth Marvel as Noel Holmes
  • Anne Archer as Charlotte Schultz
  • Michaela Watkins as Linda Tanner
  • Kurtwood Smith as David Boies
  • Naveen Andrews as Sunny Balwani
  • Bill Irwin as Channing Robertson
  • Josh Pais as Wade Miquelon

A few newcomers are also expected to join the cast who will take the drama forward.

  • Utkarsh Ambudkar 
  • Kate Burton
  • LisaGay Hamilton 
  • Dylan Minnette 
  • Alan Ruck 
  • Sam Waterston Michaela Watkins

The Dropout: Plot

The Dropout is all set to brief out the story of Holmes’ infamous failed healthcare startup Theranos. However, the developers of this series have not taken a breath about the plot of the upcoming show.

As per the sources, it has been found that the series might explore the rise and fall of Holmes. A Stanford dropout who established Theranos, a drug research business that claimed to just need a slight amount of blood for its reportedly innovative diagnostics technology. 

Theranos, once a multibillion-dollar company, came crashing down after it was found that the technology claimed did not work, exposing the health of thousands of people to risk. Holmes, who was once regarded as a Silicon Valley genius alongside Steve Jobs, went from being the youngest self-made female billionaire to an infamous suspected scammer in a matter of a few months, as shown in The Dropout.

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The Dropout: Trailer

Hulu, the streaming platform, released the first official trailer of the series on February 7, 2022, which offers viewers a glimpse inside Theranos’ growth and fall. Check it here. In the trailer, we witnessed Seyfried’s fake deep voice, which is surprisingly similar to Holmes.

She is seen saying, “What if you could test your blood in your own house, and what if it was not completely awful, but only a drop?” “Together, we are ensuring that everyone in this country has access to healthcare.” This indicates that there is a lot more to come in the plot.

Stay in touch with us to explore more about the upcoming series.

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