Kate McKinnon to Star as Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu's 'The Dropout'
The strange story of Theranos and its now-notorious founder, Elizabeth Holmes, will be told again.
There will reportedly be between six and 10 episodes in the miniseries, and it will be based on the ABC News/ABC Radio podcast of the same name. The "Dropout" podcast looked at Holmes, her wild success with Theranos, and then her subsequent fall from grace. Rebecca Jarvis, the host and creator of the podcast, is set to executive produce alongside McKinnon. Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson will serve as producers.
Holmes's story has drawn a lot of attention in recent years. She was at one time hailed as a revolutionary in medicine and technology, but has since been embroiled in scandal. The ex-CEO was indicted in June on multiple counts of committing wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. She has pleaded not guilty, and her case is pending.
Portraying Holmes will certainly be an interesting job for McKinnon. The project adds to the two-time Emmy-winning actress's many film and TV roles. She recently appeared in the 2018 comedy flick "The Spy Who Dumped Me" and is one of current stars of "Saturday Night Live."