Genius is an American anthology period drama television series developed by Noah Pink and Kenneth Biller which premiered on April 25, 2017, on National Geographic. Seasons 1 and 2 are both featured on HULU now.
I watched Season 1 last night and never slept until all 10 hours were over. Wow, you know, I knew very little about Albert Einstein. His life was quite controversial in many ways. His work was everything to him but his wives were most prominently influential in his successes, though uncredited.
Johnny Flynn and Geoffrey Rush as young and elder Einstein
The first season follows the life of Albert Einstein, from his early years, through his time as a patent clerk, to his later years as a physicist who developed the theory of relativity; the season is based on the 2007 book Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson.
Samantha Colley is amazing as Mileva Marić Einstein
In April 2017, National Geographic renewed the series for a second season, which follows the life and artistry of Pablo Picasso portrayed by the wonderful Antonio Banderas and aired from April 24 to June 19, 2018.
In April 2018, National Geographic renewed the series for a third season, which is set to follow the life of the famous singer Aretha Franklin and will premiere in May 25, 2020. Read More