Genius

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Genius
Premiere April 25, 2017
Airs On hiatus
Based on season 1
the book "Einstein: His Life and Universe" by
Walter Isaacson
season 2
Developed by season 1
Noah Pink and
Ken Biller
season 2
Ken Biller
Network National Geographic
Style 60-minute anthology
Company Imagine Television,
Paperboy Productions,
OddLot Entertainment,
EUE/Sokolow Entertainment,
Fox 21 Television Studios
Seasons 2
Episodes 20 (through season 2)
Status Renewed through season 3 (2019)
Origin USA
Official Site National Geographic

Genius, National Geographic's first scripted series, tells the stories of the world’s most brilliant innovators.

The first season focused on famous physicist Albert Einstein, based on Walter Isaacson’s biography Einstein: His Life and Universe.

Season two will focus on painter Pablo Picasso.

Season three will focus on Frankenstein author Mary Shelley.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3
Geoffrey Rush Albert Einstein *
Johnny Flynn (young) *
Alain Cuny o
Samantha Colley Mileva Maric *
Dora Maar *
Richard Topol Fritz Haber *
Michael McElhatton Dr. Philipp Lenard *
Emily Watson Elsa Einstein *
Antonio Banderas Pablo Picasso *
Alex Rich (young) *
Clémence Poésy Françoise Gilot *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3
T.R. Knight J. Edgar Hoover *
Max Jacob *
Poppy Delevingne Marie-Thérèse Walter *
Robert Sheehan Carlos Casagemas *
Aisling Franciosi Fernande Olivier *
Sebastian Roché Emile Gilot *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
National Geographic
Season One: Einstein April 25, 2017 June 20, 2017 10
Season Two: Picasso April 24, 2018 June 19, 2018 10
Season Three: Shelley 2019

In-Depth

DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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