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Elizabeth Holmes again a top media topic ahead of Theranos trial
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It wasn’t long ago that the world was captivated by the story of Elizabeth Holmes and her ill-fated Theranos company. Now, as a new drama series about her is poised to debut amid her ongoing court battle, many may be hoping to catch up on the embattled Silicon Valley personality’s story.
Hulu has been developing a series about Holmes since 2019, when "Saturday Night Live" actress Kate McKinnon was announced to play the Theranos founder in a series titled "The Dropout."
In keeping with the title, McKinnon has since dropped out and been replaced with Amanda Seyfried in the leading role. The show is expected to come out sometime in the fall of 2021. Meanwhile, the real-life Holmes is set to go on trial in August after she was indicted by a grand jury on hearty fraud charges to the tune of $700 million from investors.
Her story highlights the incredible distance one can go in Silicon Valley on sheer promises and even alleged lies without ever actually having a working product. At its height, the company was valued at more than $9 billion after raising nearly $900 million from investors, according to The Wall Street Journal. Before the SEC got involved, she herself had an estimated net worth of roughly $4.5 billion, making her one of the world’s youngest self-made female billionaires at the time.
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The story of Holmes’ rise to prominence and fortune, as well as her spectacular fall after it came to light that her blood-testing machines were not based in any real medical reality, were chronicled in a bevy of sources that people who are interested in her story can still find.
Ahead of her trial and the subsequent dramatization of Holmes’ life on Hulu, below is a rundown of everything you can consume in media about Elizabeth Holmes:
‘Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup,’ a book by John Carreyrou