The Dropout: Miniseries

The Dropout: Miniseries

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Amanda Seyfried plays Elizabeth Holmes, the enigmatic Stanford dropout and founder of medical testing start-up Theranos, whose career was on a meteoric rise - and her company worth billions of dollars - when it was revealed that none of her company's medical tech actually worked. Co-stars Naveen Andrews (Sense8), William H. Macy (Bobby), Bill Irwin (Legion), and Michael Ironside (Nobody).

2022Rating: MUSASearchlight Television, Semi-Formal Productions, 20th Television
DramaTrue Story & Biography

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

I'm in a Hurry

Elizabeth Holmes, an optimistic and determined young woman, drops out... More of Stanford to found a promising new blood testing startup.

EPISODE 1.2

Satori

In need of money, Elizabeth brings her fledgling technology to... More the venture capitalists of Silicon Valley. In Switzerland, she is forced to make a difficult decision.

EPISODE 1.3

Green Juice

As Theranos rapidly expands, Elizabeth’s technology struggles to keep pace... More and members of the board become increasingly wary of her secretive behavior. Sunny considers joining the company.

EPISODE 1.4

Old White Men

Walgreens is enticed by Elizabeth to seal the deal on... More a new partnership with Theranos. Ian tries to investigate what’s going on behind closed doors.

EPISODE 1.5

Flower of Life

With the Walgreens deadline looming, Elizabeth and Sunny scramble to... More find solutions to their technological failures. Ian is drawn into Elizabeth’s lawsuit against Richard.

EPISODE 1.6

Iron Sisters

Fresh out of college and newly employed by Theranos, Tyler... More Schultz and Erika Cheung discover shocking truths about Elizabeth and the company. Richard and Phyllis work with John Carreyrou to build a case against Elizabeth.

EPISODE 1.7

Heroes

Under intense scrutiny from the Wall Street Journal, Elizabeth and... More Sunny double down on defense. Tyler and Erika face a difficult choice.

EPISODE 1.8

Lizzy

In the wake of the Wall Street Journal article, Elizabeth... More and Sunny face a reckoning.

The Dropout: Miniseries | Reviews

89%90 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Variety

Variety

It was only a matter of time before someone adapted Holmes’ story to the screen... (The Dropout) is the first -- and its canny performances, writing, and directing should set a high bar for every other version to come.

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Vulture

Vulture

Delicate portraiture is where most scam shows falter and where The Dropout really pulls ahead of the competition.

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Financial Times

Financial Times

The Dropout feels a little bloodless.

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CNN

CNN

The Dropout gets under your skin, passing the "Should I watch?" test with flying colors.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Things really start to move in episode 7, which must be the worst thing you can read in a TV review.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Even if (The Dropout) exists more as a surface-level primer than a deep-dive, stars Amanda Seyfried and Naveen Andrews make it compulsively watchable.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

It’s a maddening, gripping, and at times startlingly funny recreation of a story that would feel too absurd to be true if we didn’t already know otherwise.

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Independent

Independent

Amanda Seyfried deftly conveys the brittleness of Holmes’s fake-it-till-you-make-it demeanour, but the series is slightly let down by foreshadowing, blunt symbolism.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The details are strikingly unembellished, but its the perspective-shifting storytelling that brims with imagination.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

The limited series compounds both the gravity and ridiculousness of what Holmes did not achieve.

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Collider

Collider

The Dropout refuses to ever fully lock on to a clear mission statement of its own, instead dutifully plowing through the facts of the case...

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The Dropout: Miniseries | Release Details

The Dropout: Miniseries is available to stream in New Zealand now on Disney+.