US small-screen series explore the drama of startups

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New York (AFP) – As the founders of massive startups like Theranos, WeWork and Uber fall from grace, their failures have proven rich territory for television series. After years of series exploring true crime, miscarriages of justice and the behind-the-scenes antics of sports, series producers are now heavily investing in shows inspired by the world of business. “The Dropout” — which premiered stateside on March 3 on Hulu — fictionalizes the sordid story of Theranos, a Silicon Valley startup that vowed to revolutionize blood tests but never lived up to its promise. Its founder, Elizabeth Hol…

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