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A limited series picked up by Hulu;


Exactly one year after Fox Searchlight launched a television division, the company has landed its first series order. I have learned that Hulu is closing a deal for The Dropout, a limited series starring and executive produced by Kate McKinnon based on ABC News/ABC Radio’s podcast about the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos.

Emmy-winning Saturday Night Live star McKinnon will play the disgraced wunderkind entrepreneur Holmes and will executive produce the limited drama series, whose length is expected to be between 6-10 episodes...

According to the podcast’s description, “the story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. 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? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize healthcare, potentially put millions of patients at risk? And how did so many smart people get it so wrong along the way?”

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2 hours ago, starri said:

Has Kate McKinnon done dramatic work before?

She's got a lot listed on IMDB but most of it looks comedic. I'm really curious to see how this goes...

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1 minute ago, Friendly kitty said:

Interestingly, it will be a story based on real events?

It's based on the story of Elizabeth Holmes and her fake blood testing company Theranos, which was featured in the incredibly well-received book Bad Blood, a podcast, and an HBO documentary.  All three cover the story, but this is based specifically on the podcast.

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