Following the news that Amanda Seyfried has joined the upcoming Hulu/Star Original series “The Dropout”, Variety is reporting that Naveen Andrews has joined the cast.
20th Television and Searchlight TV are this new creating show, which is inspired by the ABC News podcast of the same name chronicling the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos.
Elizabeth Holmes (played by Amanda Seyfried), is the enigmatic Stanford dropout who founded medical testing start-up Theranos, was lauded as a Steve Jobs for the next tech generation. Once worth billions of dollars, the myth crumbled when it was revealed that none of the tech actually worked, putting thousands of people’s health in grave danger. The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye?
Naveen Andrews will be playing the role of Sunny Balwani, who is Holmes’ business partner and secret boyfriend throughout the rise and fall of Theranos. He served as the president and chief operating officer of the company.
He has previously starred in the popular ABC series “Lost” and “Once Upon A Time In Wonderland”.
The Dropout is executive produced by the podcast’s host/creator Rebecca Jarvis and producers Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson.
“The Dropout” will be released on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ as a “Star Original” internationally.