Hulu’s thrilling trailer for The Dropout shows brazen Elizabeth Holmes start to crumble – CNET

Amanda Seyfried as Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.

Amanda Seyfried as Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.

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The first trailer for The Dropout, Hulu’s much-anticipated new miniseries about Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, arrived Monday. Starring Amanda Seyfried as the disgraced founder of the failed blood-testing startup, The Dropout chronicles “an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong,” Hulu says

In the trailer, Seyfried adopts Holmes’ notoriously deep voice and signature black turtlenecks. We see Holmes decide to drop out of Stanford and found Theranos, a company with a goal of making health care more accessible. However, a darker side to Holmes’ project soon becomes apparent, as the company’s veracity is called into question. We see a usually well-put-together Holmes appear to crumble behind the scenes, screaming at the top of her lungs in a car and banging on a steering wheel. The series premieres on Hulu on March 3.

The Dropout stars Naveen Andrews as former Theranos President Sunny Balwani, and guest-stars William H. Macy, Laurie Metcalf, Dylan Minnette and Sam Waterston, among others. 

Last month, a jury in federal court found Holmes guilty of defrauding Theranos investors after a closely watched trial that stretched over almost four months. 

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