Kate McKinnon to star as Elizabeth Holmes in limited series for Hulu

Sometimes, the universe provides.

Deadline is reporting Kate McKinnon will play everybody's favorite deep-voiced blood grifter Elizabeth Holmes in a limited series for Hulu based on the ABC documentary/podcast The Dropout. McKinnon will also serve as an executive producer.

Emmy-winning Saturday Night Live star McKinnon will play the disgraced wunderkind entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes and will executive produce the limited drama series, whose length is expected to be between 6-10 episodes.

She executive produces with the ABC News trio behind The Dropout podcast: host /creator Rebecca Jarvis, who is ABC News chief business, technology and economics correspondent, and producers Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson.

Jennifer Lawrence will play Holmes in a movie based on John Carreyrou's bestseller Bad Blood, expected to be released in 2020.

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Fox delays Hulu availability, piracy surges

Fox recently decided to delay the availability of its programs on Hulu by eight days; TorrentFreak tracked the number of BitTorrent downloads of Fox's programming before and after the policy took effect, and, predictably, piracy surged when the legit channel degraded:

Over the last week TorrentFreak tracked two Fox shows on BitTorrent to see if there was an upturn in the number of downloads compared to the previous weeks, and the results are as expected. For both Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef the download numbers have surged.

During the first 5 days, the number of downloads from the U.S. for the latest episode of Hell’s Kitchen increased by 114% compared to the previous 3 episodes. For MasterChef the upturn was even higher with 189% more downloads from the U.S. For MasterChef; the extra high demand may in part have been facilitated by the fact that it was the season finale.

Aside from BitTorrent, there are of course many other options for people to catch up with a missed episode. YouTube for example, from where tens of thousands of people streamed the latest Hell’s Kitchen episode.

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