Hulu has ordered a limited series about Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes called "The Dropout" and starring Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon, Deadline reported Wednesday. McKinnon will also executive produce the series, according to the report.
The series will reportedly include 6 to ten episodes, and will be based on ABC News' podcast of the same name about Holmes and her company. The team behind the podcast, host and creator Rebecca Jarvis and producers Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson, will also serve as executive producers on the series, according to Deadline.
The Dropout podcast, which launched in January, was also made into a documentary for ABC News' 20/20 last month.
Theranos, a health care startup that set out to revolutionize blood testing, turned out to be a. The US Securities and Exchange Commission , Holmes and former President Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani with fraud last year, alleging false promises surrounding a portable blood analyzer.
Last month, Disney (which owns ABC)of major parts of 21st Century Fox, a year after their in a $71.3 billion deal. As part of the deal, Disney acquired Fox's 30% stake in Hulu.
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Hulu didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.