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Everything you need to know before watching “The Dropout”: synopsis, cast and new chapters

The Dropout

Amanda Seyfried stars in this new production. (hulu)

amanda seyfried (Mank) and Naveen Andrews (Lost) embody the leading couple of The Dropout, the fiction that brings to the screen another great story of scams so fashionable these days. She is the famous elizabeth holmesknown for being one of the women who got a fortune faster thanks to Theranos, the company he founded. He is the businessman, partner and lover of Holmes, Ramesh Sunny Balwani, and who accompanied Holmes on this path. How was the fraud? The story is told in the fiction that has already premiered three chapters in StarPlus.

The limited series, available for streaming from March 3, tells how ambition, money, romance and the lies behind the case led to Holmes to the top and then pushed into a steep drop. It all starts when Holmes was in college. In fact, he left it to take his ideas on how to simplify blood tests to a specific company and earn millions with his project. Before ignored by her peers and her teachers, all that frustration and the desire to get ahead with that revolutionary idea pushed her to create Theranos. The company and its product/service becomes a sensation, but before long the same employees begin to understand that the whole story is fraudulent.

Holmes and her biotech company were a success and she became a recognized figure who made the covers of publications such as Fortune, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, Inc. and Glamor. The new technology, which was called The Edison, began to circulate everywhere while the founder of Theranos assured his employees: “Together we are making health care accessible to everyone in this country.”

She was considered the new Steve Jobs for her meteoric rise and achieved millionaire profits in a very short time. But it was all a fraud. In January, a US federal jury found Holmes guilty on three counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy. She is currently 38 years old and can receive a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

Based on an original podcast that tells his story, the series has eight episodes. Three debuted this week and another five will arrive one each Thursday. The executive production was in charge of Elizabeth Meriwether, Liz Heldens, Liz Hannah, Katherine Pope, Rebecca Jarvis, Victoria Thompson and Taylor Dunn, and several of the episodes of this project had the direction of Michael Showalter. The cast is completed with Utkarsh Ambudkar, Kate Burton, Michel Gill, Lisa Gay Hamilton, William H. Macy, Elizabeth Marvel, Laurie Metcalf, Dylan Minnette, Alan Ruck, Sam Waterston and Michaela Watkins.

StarPlus It already premiered the first three episodes of the series and then a new one every week.

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