Over the past few years, Stanford dropout Elizabeth Holmes went from being the country’s youngest self-made female billionaire to one of the most infamous scammers to come up in Silicon Valley. Today, Hulu has unveiled the official trailer for their forthcoming limited drama series The Dropout, which stars Amanda Seyfried as the disgraced Theranos founder and CEO.
Premiering March 3rd, The Dropout documents Holmes’ career trajectory from an ambitious chemical engineering student to the defendant in a highly-publicized criminal trial. The trailer nods to plenty of Holmes’ trademarks, from her black turtlenecks, bright red lipstick, and messy buns, to that phony baritone speaking voice. Seyfried doesn’t quite nail Holmes’ low timbre, but we’ll let it slide because it’s important to avoid long-term vocal chord damage.
The Dropout stars Naveen Andrews (Lost) as Sunny Balwani, Holmes’ business partner and clandestine ex-boyfriend. The cast also includes Stephen Fry, William H. Macy, Laurie Metcalf, and Sam Waterston. Watch the trailer below.
This is one of many, many dramas that will be based on real stories in 2022. Revisit our roundup here. Holmes was also the subject of HBO’s 2019 documentary, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley.