Amanda Seyfried Will Play Theranos's Elizabeth Holmes in TV Series 'The Dropout'

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From Town & Country

On the heels of the success of HBO's documentary on the ill-fated (and allegedly fraudulent) company Theranos, Hulu is getting some Elizabeth Holmes content of its own. Here's what we know about the upcoming miniseries, The Dropout.

It will star Amanda Seyfried.

While Kate McKinnon was originally slated to play Holmes, the role was recently recast, with Seyfried replacing the Saturday Night Live cast member. Seyfried will also be a producer on the project.

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It's based on ABC News's podcast of the same name.

"The Dropout" podcast has been ranking high in the Apple Podcast app's charts for some time. Hosted by ABC correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, the six-episode show is the result of a three-year investigation into the Theranos and Holmes.

The podcast's description gives a good idea of what to expect. "The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong," it reads. "How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once heralded as 'the next Steve Jobs' find herself facing criminal charges—to which she pleaded not guilty—and up to 20 years in jail?"

The miniseries's length is in flux.

According to Deadline, Hulu's show will run somewhere between six and 10 episodes.

The timeline for the show's debut has yet to be announced.

At the moment, it's unclear when the miniseries is expected to hit Hulu. This story will be updated as more information is released.

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