The Dropout: Is the new Hulu miniseries based on a true story?
Oscar candidate Amanda Seyfried plays the role of Elizabeth Holmes in a dramatized true story that you can watch on Hulu and Disney+.
Holmes was the former CEO of Theranos, a billion-dollar health technology company. Holmes claimed his company would revolutionize disease diagnosis with a radical blood test.
Most of the characters appearing in The stall are real people involved in the true story.
In an interview, the actress Michaela Watkins said its only in-house attorney Linda Tanner was the amalgamation “of Theranos’ legal team.
Linda Tanner is one of the few characters who does not exist in real life. However, Watkins saw test footage and based his character on a female figure. appear in court.
“The moment I said, ‘Okay, yeah, I think I know who Linda Tanner is’…I watched the documentary and there was a woman, I don’t even think she was a lawyer , but it just struck me as to what the culture could have been like at Theranos.”
“I think it was one of those things in the bullpen where everyone was celebrating when the FDA had approved some aspect of their testing capabilities. And they were playing Pump Up the Volume and I I saw this woman dancing like she was part of the cult, like drinking Kool-Aid. And I thought that was her: she’s someone who is so excited to be on the winning team.
The show begins in 2002 when Elizabeth Holmes started his degree in chemical engineering at STanford Universityand she began to devise radical inventions.
Theranos went south after Holmes seemed to knowless than expected about the revolutionary scientific process she had pioneered.
the FDA never approved his tests. However, Holmes ignored the administration’s warnings and continued sell products better and hide the truth of their test ability.