EXCLUSIVE: Kate McKinnon has dropped out The apostasy, Hulus’ limited drama series based on the ABC News / ABC Radio podcast about Elizabeth Holmes and her company Theranos.
McKinnon had been associated with the project from the start. Hulu has The apostasy a series a straight-to-order order almost two years ago, in April 2019, with the Emmy winner Saturday Night Live veteran as a star and executive producer.
The apostasy going forward without McKinnon, sources said. A search is underway for a new actress to play the disgraced wunderkind entrepreneur Holmes, with production aimed at a summer start.
Meanwhile, McKinnon remains committed to playing another infamous ripped from headlines in a limited series based on a podcast; she̵
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Produced by Disney’s Searchlight Television, The apostasy is executive produced by the podcast host / creator Rebecca Jarvis and producers Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson.
The apostasy launched as a podcast at the end of January 2019 and was turned into a two-hour documentary that was broadcast on ABC News’ 20/20 in March of the same year.
Holmes, a marvel of chemical engineering, dropped out of Stanford to start a healthcare technology company that promised to revolutionize blood tests, which became Theranos. The high-flying technical startup was eventually exposed as “massive fraud”, and in 2018 a federal grand jury accused Holmes and the former chief operating officer of Theranos of nine counts of wire fraud and two conspiracy cases to commit wire fraud to distribute blood samples. with falsified results for consumers.
McKinnon is one of the most popular cast members on NBC Saturday Night Live where she has been since 2012. She has earned seven acting Emmy nominations for her work on the sketch comedy program, winning in 2016 and 2017.