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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
Network National Geographic
Style 60-minute anthology
Company Imagine Television,
Paperboy Productions,
OddLot Entertainment,
EUE/Sokolow Entertainment,
Fox 21 Television Studios
Seasons 1
Episodes 10 (through season 1)
(List of episodes)
Status Renewed through season 2 (2018)
Origin USA

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.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Geoffrey Rush Albert Einstein 1
Johnny Flynn   1
Johnny Flynn Alain Cuny 2
Samantha Colley Mileva Maric 1
Dora Maar 2
Richard Topol Fritz Haber 1
Michael McElhatton Dr. Philipp Lenard 1
Emily Watson Elsa Einstein 1
Antonio Banderas Pablo Picasso 2
Alex Rich   2
Clémence Poésy Francoise Gilot 2
Robert Sheehan Carlos Casagemas 2
Poppy Delevingne Marie-Thérèse Walter 2
Aisling Franciosi Fernande Olivier 2
Sebastian Roché Emile Gilot 2
Supporting/Recurring Cast
T.R. Knight J. Edgar Hoover 1
Max Jacob 2


Season Premiere Finale #
National Geographic
Season One: Einstein April 25, 2017 June 20, 2017 10
Season Two: Picasso 2018 10


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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