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There’s no denying the buzz surrounding Hulu’s new drama, The Dropout. But don’t fret if you need more details about the upcoming series based on Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos. Here’s everything we know about The Dropout, including the release date, cast, trailer, and what the Hulu series is about — without giving away any spoilers.

Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes upset in Hulu's ‘The Dropout’
Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes in ‘The Dropout’ | Michael Desmond/Hulu

‘The Dropout’ release date and time on Hulu

Fans will have to wait a few more weeks before they get to watch The Dropout on Hulu. The release date of the new limited series is March 3, 2022. The first three episodes will be released at 12:01 a.m. ET.

How many episodes is ‘The Dropout’ Season 1?

The Dropout will be eight episodes long, per Entertainment Weekly

Naveen Andrews as Sunny Balwani and Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes sitting together and looking surprised in Hulu’s ‘The Dropout’
Naveen Andrews as Sunny Balwani and Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes in ‘The Dropout’ | Beth Dubber/Hulu

‘The Dropout’ release schedule

Typically, Hulu has an interesting release schedule when it comes to original shows. After the first three episodes drop on March 3, subsequent episodes will be released weekly on Thursdays at 12:01 a.m. ET. Here is the schedule for The Dropout:

  • Episode 1, “I’m in a Hurry” — March 3
  • Episode 2, “Satori” — March 3
  • Episode 3, “Green Juice” — March 3
  • Episode 4, “Old White Men” — March 10
  • Episode 5, “Flower of Life — March 17
  • Episode 6, “Iron Sisters” — March 24
  • Episode 7, “Heroes” — March 31
  • Episode 8, “Lizzy” — April 7

Who is in ‘The Dropout’ cast?

The Dropout cast includes two well-known actors: Amanda Seyfried plays Elizabeth Holmes, and Naveen Andrews plays Sunny Balwani. The limited series also features a number of guest stars, including Kate Burton, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Hart Bochner, Dylan Minnette, Alan Ruck, Sam Waterston, Michel Gill, LisaGay Hamilton, William H. Macy, Elizabeth Marvel, Michaela Watkins, Laurie Metcalf, and more. 

What is ‘The Dropout’ about? The true story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos

The Dropout is based on ABC’s podcast of the same name, which is about Holmes and the collapse of her unicorn blood-testing startup company, Theranos. Hulu says the new limited series tells the tale of how the “world’s youngest self-made female billionaire loses it all in the blink of an eye.” 

Meanwhile The Dropout will come out merely months after Holmes was convicted of fraud. Per The New York Times, the Theranos founder was found guilty on three counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. She faces up to 20 years in prison for each charge.


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‘The Dropout’ trailer has fans excited about the Hulu series

Now, fans can watch the new trailer for The Dropout before the limited series is released on Hulu. The preview teases Seyfried’s Holmes as she goes through the rise and fall of Theranos after dropping out of Stanford University. The promo also highlights Holmes’ infamous voice transformation, which has many viewers excited about the series.

“Haven’t been this excited by a new series in a long time – absolutely cannot wait to watch this! Amanda Seyfried nailed the voice and mannerisms perfectly,” a fan wrote on YouTube. “This gave me chills.”

The first three episodes of The Dropout premiere on March 3, 2022.