The Dropout: Hulu Orders Kate McKinnon Limited Series

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According to Deadline, the project is titled The Dropout, a limited series centered around the tumultuous career of Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes.

Searchlight Television has struck a deal with streaming giant Hulu for a limited, 6-10 episode series starring Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon.

Holmes, known for the allegations of multi-million dollar fraud against her and her now defunct company, has gained notoriety in the weeks following the release of HBO's Theranos documentary The Inventor. There's much, much more to it than that, including what employees did - and mostly didn't - know at the time, as well as freaky personal ticks that Holmes has, including putting on a baritone voice and staring intensely without blinking for what seems like an awfully long period of time.

So who better to play this unusual figure but McKinnon? The source podcast from ABC News dove deeply into both Holmes' upbringing and the quieter parts of Theranos' roughly 15 years of existence; those details were relatively glossed over in HBO's The Inventor documentary, which, while entertaining and informative, played more like a quick-and-dirty primer to the tale.

Following the report, Walgreens ended its blood-testing partnership with the company as Theranos came under investigation by the FBI, the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Dropout podcast host and creator Rebecca Jarvis will executive produce alongside McKinnon, while Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson will produce the series. How did the world's youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye?

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