Naveen Andrews has been cast in the Hulu series The Dropout.

Photo Credit: Variety, Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP

Photo Credit: Variety, Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP

What’s Happening:

  • Variety has reported that Naveen Andrews has joined the cast of the Hulu series The Dropout.
  • He will play the role of Sunny Balwani, Elizabeth Holmes’ business partner and secret boyfriend.
  • Andrews is known for his role in ABC’s Lost where he played Sayid Jarrah. He also played Jafar in ABC’s Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.

About “The Dropout”

  • The Dropout is a limited series inspired by the ABC News podcast on the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos. Holmes was said to be the next Steve Jobs until she found herself facing criminal charges when technology meant to revolutionize healthcare didn’t work and put patients at risk.
  • The series is set to be executive produced by the podcast’s host/creator Rebecca Jarvis and producers Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson.

About Elizabeth Holmes:

  • “Holmes, a chemical engineering prodigy, dropped out of Stanford to launch a healthcare technology company promising to revolutionize blood testing, which became Theranos. The high-flying tech startup was eventually exposed as ‘massive fraud,’ and last year, a federal grand jury indicted Holmes and former Theranos chief operating officer on nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud for distributing blood tests with falsified results to consumers.”
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