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How to watch The Dropout online right now — release date and time

Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes in The Dropout
(Image credit: Beth Dubber/Hulu)

Elizabeth Holmes' energy is on Hulu when you watch The Dropout online. The new Hulu series (from Elizabeth Meriwether, creator of The New Girl) tells a story you may have seen in the newspapers, on TV and in the bestselling book Bad Blood. And just like Inventing Anna, the story here is about a massive fraud.

The Dropout release date and time

Release Date: The Dropout is available to stream right now, as its first three episodes debuted today (Thursday, Mar. 3).
Where: Hulu
Time:
3 a.m. ET
Schedule: New episodes every Thursday

But unlike how "Anna Delvey" (real name Anna Sorokin) swindled the elite, Elizabeth Holmes ripped off investors and everyone around her when she claimed that her company Theranos had unlocked secrets about how to analyze blood and that its genius invention could work with mere drops of blood. (The show's title is derived both from those drops and Holmes dropping out of Stanford University.)

The Dropout will follow Holmes from her early days, leaving Stanford and founding Theranos to all of the trouble that followed. Those issues include, but were not limited to, acquiring funds from venture capitalists, dealing with a board that is concerned about her behavior and all of the questions from the press.

The big task of the series, though, will be how well star Amanda Seyfried captures Elizabeth Holmes' energy. Her voiceover in the trailer below moves back and forth between confidence and frustration, and the show looks to provide those "behind the scenes" moments where her anxiety was on full display.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch The Dropout online. And once you watch the series, we've got a list of the best shows and movies to watch after The Dropout.

How to watch The Dropout online in the U.S.

The first three episodes of The Dropout are available to stream on Hulu, having debuted on March 3. Future episodes will be released weekly for the remainder of the eight-episode season.

Hulu is only available in the U.S..

Hulu

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How to watch The Dropout in the UK, Canada and Ireland

Disney Plus' Star Channel in Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore will also get The Dropout on March 3. 

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The Dropout trailer

Seyfried's depiction of Holmes' confidence and manic energy is on full display in The Dropout's trailer. Everyone around Holmes doubts her, and she continues on in defiance of that, despite the fires and failures surrounding her. The moment where she talks into the mirror, repeating "inspiring step forward," is slightly unnerving. 

The Dropout cast

Amanda Seyfried (Mean Girls) leads The Dropout's cast as Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes. She is joined by Naveen Andrews (Lost), who is playing Theranos president and chief operating officer Sunny Balwani, who was also Holmes' boyfriend.

TV veterans Sam Waterston, Laurie Metcalf, Kurtwood Smith and Alan Ruck fill out the rest of the supporting cast.

  • Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes
  • Naveen Andrews as Sunny Balwani
  • Michaela Watkins as Linda Tanner
  • Anne Archer as Charlotte Schultz
  • Utkarsh Ambudkar as Rakesh Madhava
  • Kate Burton as Rochelle Gibbons
  • Michel Gill as Chris Holmes
  • Kurtwood Smith as David Boies
  • LisaGay Hamilton as Judith Baker
  • William H. Macy as Richard Fuisz
  • Elizabeth Marvel as Noel Holmes
  • Laurie Metcalf as Phyllis Gardner
  • Dylan Minnette as Tyler Shultz
  • Stephen Fry as Ian Gibbons
  • Alan Ruck as Jay Rosan
  • Sam Waterston as George Schultz
Henry T. Casey
Henry T. Casey

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.