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[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)
Premieres Tuesday, April 25
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/25/17 - ???
STATUS:
new this spring (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, March 2017) Though his scientific endeavors continue to inspire awe, few know the entire story of the tumultuous private life of the 20th century's most brilliant icon, Albert Einstein. Premiering Tuesday, April 25, at 9/8c, National Geographic's new 10-part global event series, GENIUS - the network's first scripted series - reveals how Albert became Einstein, exploring his extraordinary professional achievements along with his volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships. From Fox 21 Television Studios, whose recent "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" dominated every awards contest and critics' list; Imagine Television, the producer of "24" and "Friday Night Lights"; and OddLot Entertainment, which earlier this year produced the Academy Award(R)- nominated film "Hell or High Water," the series is based on Walter Isaacson's book "Einstein: His Life and Universe" and is executive produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Gigi Pritzker, with Howard making his scripted television directorial debut with the first episode. Featuring Einstein's lovers, enemies and fellow scientific luminaries, the all-star cast includes Geoffrey Rush ("The Kings Speech," "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Shine") as the celebrated titular scientist, Johnny Flynn ("Clouds of Sils Maria," "Song One," "Lovesick") as Albert in the years before he rose to international acclaim and Emily Watson ("Theory of Everything," "The Book Thief") as his second wife - and first cousin - Elsa Einstein. GENIUS tracks Einstein's rise from humble origins as an imaginative, rebellious thinker, through his struggles to be recognized by the establishment, to his global celebrity status as the man who unlocked the mysteries of the cosmos with his theory of relativity. Delving deeper, the series follows Einstein's alternately exhilarating emotions and heartlessness in dealing with his closest personal relationships, including his children, his two wives and the various women with whom he cheats on them. The series is set against an era of global unrest over the course of two world wars. Faced with rising anti-Semitism in Europe, surveillance by spies and the potential for atomic annihilation, Einstein struggles as a husband and a father, not to mention as a man of principle, even as his own life is put in danger.
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