The gripping new drama, The Dropout, has dawned on Hulu, and while most of the action takes place indoors, there’s still plenty to explore, location-wise, in the show.

Up ahead, we explore where the miniseries was filmed for Hulu and supply an episode guide for the installments ahead.

Created by Elizabeth Meriwether for Hulu and based on the podcast of the same name by Rebecca Jarvis and ABC Audio, The Dropout stars Amanda Seyfried, Naveen Andrews, William H. Macy, Stephen Fry, Dylan Minnette, and many more, following the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos.

The Dropout | Official Trailer | Hulu

The Dropout | Official Trailer | Hulu

The Dropout filming schedule

The Dropout was filmed entirely in the American west-coast state of California and principal photography began in June 2021 and wrapped in October of the same year.

Pre-production for the limited series took place in Los Angeles, which acts as a media hub facilitating a range of projects gone before.

After the series was announced, Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon was originally hired to play the lead character, Elizabeth Holmes. However, scheduling conflicts led the actor to leave the project, with the role later fulfilled by Amanda Seyfried.

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Stanford, California – located in Santa Clara County – was one of the main filming locations used within The Dropout’s schedule.

Stanford’s main attraction is its university, covering most of the location with the campus, and it was an integral location to the Hulu series as Holmes attended the institute in real life.

In addition to Stanford, Santa Clarita Valley in the same state was also visited to film certain scenes with the Lake Piru area also in sight.

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The Dropout episode count

The Dropout has eight episodes in the entirety of its limited run on Hulu, and is billed as a miniseries – meaning the narrative is not expected to extend past one season.

Below, we have listed the episode titles and release dates to help you plan ahead and mark the next episode in your calendar:

  • Episode 1: I’m in a Hurry – Thursday, March 3, 2022
  • Episode 2: Satori – Thursday, March 3, 2022
  • Episode 3: Green Juice – Thursday, March 3, 2022
  • Episode 4: Old White Men – Thursday, March 10, 2022
  • Episode 5: Flower of Life – Thursday, March 17, 2022
  • Episode 6: Iron Sisters – Thursday, March 24, 2022
  • Episode 7: Heroes – Thursday, March 31, 2022
  • Episode 8: Lizzy – Thursday, April 7, 2022
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By Jo Craig – [email protected]

Catch new episodes of The Dropout Thursdays on Hulu.

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