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[06/21/17 - 08:31 AM]
National Geographic Announces Pablo Picasso to Be Subject of Season Two of Scripted Anthology Series "Genius"
Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Ken Biller, Francie Calfo and Gigi Pritzker will all return as executive producers.

[05/30/17 - 10:05 AM]
National Geographic, In Partnership with Pereira & O'Dell NY Launches "10 Days of Genius," A Film Festival Inspired by "Genius"
Each original short film in the series centers around a unique Einstein quote.

[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)
Returns in TBA 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/25/17 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? 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, June 2017) National Geographic announced today that the second season of its acclaimed scripted anthology series GENIUS will chronicle the life and work of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, one of the 20th century's most influential and celebrated artists. The new season, from Fox 21 Television Studios, will again be executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment, Madison Wells Media's OddLot Entertainment and EUE/Sokolow, and will premiere in 2018. The first season of GENIUS, which concluded last night, was watched by more than 45 million people around the world, and is National Geographic's best performing new series launch ever. The artistic career of Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso spanned more than 80 of his 91 years, much of it in his second home of France. Much like the subject of the first season of GENIUS, Albert Einstein, Picasso imagined and interpreted the world in totally new and unorthodox ways, and constantly reinvented our perceptions of art and creativity. The prolific artist generated more than 50,000 works, among the most notable being The Old Guitarist from his Blue Period, now on display at the Art Institute of Chicago; Guernica, inspired by the Nazi bombing of a small Spanish town of the same name, currently on display at the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain; and Les Demoiselles D'Avignon, inspired by lover and muse Fernande Olivier, now on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. His passionate nature and relentless creative drive were inextricably linked to his personal life, which included tumultuous marriages, numerous affairs and constantly shifting political and personal alliances. He lived most of his life in the vibrant Paris of the first half of the 20th Century and crossed paths with writers and artists including Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Gertrude Stein, Georges Braque, and Jean Cocteau. Picasso constantly reinvented himself, always striving to innovate and push the boundaries of artistic expression.
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