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[04/19/17 - 04:35 PM]
National Geographic Announces Three New Scripted Development Projects
Plus: the network announces new showrunner Dee Johnson to oversee the second season of "Mars."

[04/19/17 - 04:34 PM]
National Geographic's Further Front Dazzled with a Star-Studded Evening of Visual Storytelling to Take Viewers and Advertisers Further
National Geographic touted its aggressive slate of premium content with the best creative producers and talent in the industry.

[04/19/17 - 04:32 PM]
National Geographic Announces Official Greenlight of Second Season of Scripted Anthology Series "Genius"
The identity of this virtuoso will be revealed during the season one finale of Genius on June 20.

[04/19/17 - 04:31 PM]
National Geographic Honors Earth Day with Multiple Activations on April 22
The March for Science is an unprecedented global gathering of scientists and science advocates joining together to acknowledge the vital role science plays in our lives and the need to encourage research that gives us insight into the world.

[04/13/17 - 03:35 PM]
National Geographic Presents Second Season of Critically Acclaimed Series "Breakthrough"
The series returns for a second season on Tuesday, May 2 at 10:00/9:00c immediately following a new episode of "Genius."

[03/14/17 - 08:54 AM]
National Geographic Premieres First Scripted Series "Genius"
Premiering Tuesday, April 25, the series reveals how Albert became Einstein, exploring his extraordinary professional achievements along with his volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships.

[02/03/17 - 08:02 AM]
Video: National Geographic Debuts First-Ever Spot in Sunday's Big Game for Highly Anticipated Scripted Series "Genius"
The 45-second spot, entitled "Bad Romance," teases the upcoming scripted series, premiering Tuesday, April 25.

[02/02/17 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 2
Updates include: Josh Thomas announces end of "Please Like Me"; ABC gives pilot order to Carol Burnett comedy; and Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers to look for "Salvation" at CBS.

[01/13/17 - 12:02 PM]
Video: National Geographic Releases Sneak Peek at Network's First Scripted Anthology Series, "Genius"
The first episode will be directed by Imagine's Ron Howard, his first time directing a scripted prime-time drama.

[11/16/16 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 16
Updates include: The CW passes on additional episodes for "Frequency," "No Tomorrow"; Damon Wayans, Jr. is "The Henchman" for FOX; and Adam Beach among latest tapped for TNT's "Monsters of God."

[08/29/16 - 10:07 AM]
Emily Watson to Star as Elsa Einstein in "Genius" from National Geographic Channel, Imagine Television and Fox 21 Television Studios
She'll play Elsa Einstein, the second wife - and first cousin - of the enigmatic scientist Albert Einstein.

[08/15/16 - 09:16 AM]
Academy Award-Winning Actor Geoffrey Rush to Star as Albert Einstein in "Genius" from National Geographic Channel, Imagine Television and Fox 21 Television Studios
Production begins next month in Prague, and will air in 2017 on the National Geographic Channel in 171 countries and 45 languages.

[04/28/16 - 01:01 PM]
National Geographic Channel Goes Straight to Series with Its First Multiseason Scripted Anthology Series, "Genius"
The premiere season will focus on scientist Albert Einstein and will be based on Walter Isaacson's critically acclaimed book "Einstein: His Life and Universe," adapted by writer Noah Pink.







GENIUS (NGC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/25/17 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2017)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's second) on 4/19/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, April 2017) Season one of the scripted anthology series Genius focused on the life of the 20th century icon Albert Einstein. The global event series explores both the brilliant scientist's professional achievements and the complex untold narrative of his personal life. And now, the global anthology series has been officially renewed for a second season, with the season two genius set to be unveiled in the season one finale on June 20.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Claire Rushbrook as Pauline Einstein
· Emily Watson as Elsa Einstein
· Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein
· Johnny Flynn as Young Albert Einstein
· Michael McElhatton as Philipp Lenard
· Richard Topol as Fritz Haber
· Robert Lindsay as Hermann Einstein
· Samantha Colley as Mileva Maric
· Seth Gabel as Michele Besso
· Shannon Tarbet as Marie Winteler
· T.R. Knight as J. Edgar Hoover
· Vincent Kartheiser as Raymond Geist
CREW INFORMATION:
· Anna Culp as CO-EP
· Brian Grazer as EP
· Francie Calfo as EP
· Gigi Pritzker as EP
· Jeff Cooney as EP
· Melissa Rucker as CO-PROD
· Noah Pink as BOOK/CRTR/EP
· Rachel Shane as EP
· Ron Howard as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Sam Sokolow as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· EUE-Sokolow
· Fox 21 Television Studios
· Imagine Television
· OddLot Entertainment