Where was The Dropout filmed? True Story Explained with Cast

The Dropout is an American business drama series that follows the success of Elizabeth Holmes and the factors that lead her way to the top. Moreover, the story also features the falling sequences of the girl whose company claimed to revolutionize blood testing. The series is created by Elizabeth Meriwether, directed by Michael Showalter and produced by Amanda Seyfried under 20th Television, Searchlight Television, and Semi-Formal Productions. The Dropout is now premiering on Hulu network inside the United States since its release on 3 March 2022.

The Dropout Filming Locations

Most of all, The Dropout series was filmed inside Stanford, CA during mid 2021. The principal photography began in June 2021 and concluded on October 2021 covering almost five months. The best part was that the leading character went on a trial(report by BBC) at the time of first season production, this allowed the producers to add the latest information about Holmes, said Seyfried.

It seems weird to shoot a film or TV series in California without featuring Los Angeles in it. LA is a common in all forms of Entertainment stuff that shot inside California whether it is Free Guy, Stalked By a Prince, Woman in The House, Studio 666, Kimi, Take Note TV Series, etc.

Cast of The Dropout TV Series

The Dropout cast
  • Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes
  • Mikaya Fisher as Young Elizabeth Holmes
  • Anne Archer as Charlotte Schultz
  • Kate Burton as Rochelle Gibbons
  • Naveen Andrews as Sunny Balwani
  • Michaela Watkins as Linda Tanner
  • Utkarsh Ambudkar as Rakesh Madhava
  • Sam Waterston as George Schultz
  • Laurie Metcalf as Phyllis Gardner
  • Elizabeth Marvel as Noel Holmes
  • Bill Irwin as Channing Robertson
  • William H. Macy as Richard Fuisz
  • Stephen Fry as Ian Gibbons
  • Michael Ironside as Don Lucas
  • Michel Gill as Chris Holmes
  • Ebon Moss-Bachrach as John Carreyrou
  • Kurtwood Smith as David Boies
  • LisaGay Hamilton as Judith Baker
  • Sam Straley as Christian Holmes
  • Vance Duplechin as Engineer
  • Shaun J. Brown as Daniel Young
  • Dylan Minnette as Tyler Shultz
  • Josh Pais as Wade
  • Kevin Sussman as Mark Roessler
  • Camryn Mi-young Kim as Erika Cheung
  • Melissa K. as Theranos Employee
  • Maria Arroyo as Engineer
  • Peter Ramirez as Theranos Admin
  • Alan Ruck as Jay Rosan
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub as Lorraine Fuisz
  • Andrew Leeds as Roland
  • Joe Nieves as Patrick
  • Hart Bochner as Larry Ellison
  • Nicky Endres as Ana Arriola
  • Amir Arison as Avie Tevanian
  • Sophia Bui as Lacrosse Player
  • Bashir Salahuddin as Brendan Morris
  • June Laporte as Tess
  • Kate Comer as Miriam
  • Megan Ashley Brown as Marcy
  • Jake Satow as Christian Holmes Aged 14
  • Zhaleh Vossough as Junior Exec
  • Micaela Wittman as Sorority Girl #1
  • Mike Baker as Oncology Doctor
  • James Hiroyuki Liao as Edmond Ku
  • Patrick Luwis as Gavin
  • Syra McCarthy as Cynthia
  • Dave Kumar as Officiant
  • Mary Flynn as Scientist
  • Brooke Becker as Last Assistant
  • Masashi Ishizuka as Sushi Chef
  • Aaron Colom as Car Dealer
  • Jack Buckley as Cute Guy Jack
  • Ashley Ciarra as Hadley
  • Eli Revivo as El – Uber Driver
  • Shota Kakibata as Japanese Server
  • Ari Davis as Engineer
  • Ebaa AbuAmmar as Engineer
  • Shoko Rice as Pretty Assistant
  • Roberts Jekabsons as Customs Officer Miller
  • Yumarie Morales as Sorority Girl
  • Walter Belenky as LTC David Shoemaker
  • Deep Rai as Flirty VC

Is The Dropout a True Story?

Yes, The Dropout series is based on the real story of biotechnoogy entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes, who was convicted for committing a criminal fraud. She was a Stanford University student who come up with an idea for a skin patch which could instantly diagnose health issues but her professor didn’t show any interest in her words saying that it will not going to work.

Then, she come up with another revolutionary to perform all kinds of blood tests with a single drop of blood taken with a pin prick. She made a company named Theranos to give patients quick answers to their health issues. Moreover, she declared that her Edison device can diagnose illness far earlier than blood tests by performing 200 tests. This was nearly impossible according to health experts but she prepared forged documents to seal a deal with Walgreens that pushed the company’s valuation to $8 Billion.

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