‘The Dropout’ traces fraudster Elizabeth Holmes’ spectacular fall as Theranos founder
Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes in "The Dropout." - Hulu/Hulu/TNS

The fall of Theranos was almost as spectacular as the tech startup’s rise, but “The Dropout” is more concerned with how founder Elizabeth Holmes got there in the first place. The Hulu limited series, which premiered Thursday and is based on the ABC News/ABC Radio podcast of the same name, traces Holmes from an ambitious science nerd to the next Steve Jobs to convicted fraudster. “I felt a responsibility to dig into a really complicated story about women in tech and science,” showrunner Liz Meriwether, best known for creating “New Girl,” told the Daily News. “People know about her and they know...