Kate McKinnon leaves the Hulu sequence about Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes
Kate McKinnon will no longer play the embarrassed Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, our sister site Deadline reports.
The Saturday Night Live was supposed to play Holmes in The Dropout, a limited series from Hulu based on the ABC News podcast of the same name. The project, which received a series contract in April 2019, reportedly continues with a new actress in the role. McKinnon was also linked as executive producer.
Holmes was next to be billed to Steve Jobs in 2003, and in 2003, when he was just 19, he started a privately held health technology company called Theranos. By 2013, the company that claimed to have developed more accurate blood tests that required less blood than traditional tests was valued at around $ 10 billion, but a number of reports and scandals eventually exposed Theranos as a fraud.
ABC News describes its podcast as follows: “The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an incredible story of ambition and fame that went terribly wrong. How did the youngest self-made billionaire in the world lose everything in the blink of an eye? How did the woman who was once heralded as “the next Steve Jobs” face criminal charges – to which she pleaded not guilty – and spent up to 20 years in prison? How has your technology, which is set to revolutionize healthcare, potentially endangered millions of patients? And how did so many smart people get it so wrong along the way? “
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