added: Fri, Jan 6th '17
Oscar-winners Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are bringing another "beautiful mind" to the screen as they're executive producing National Geographic Channel's first original scripted series, which is chronicling the life and career of celebrated genius Albert Einstein.
Check out the first teaser trailer for "Genius," featuring the first look at Oscar-and-Emmy-winning actor Geoffrey Rush as the Nobel Prize-winning German Jewish physicist.
"Genius" is a brand-new anthology cable series that, with each new season, will dramatize the careers of some of the world's most brilliant innovators.
The first installment, which is based on Walter Isaacson's best-selling book, will focus on Albert Einstein's life story, played by Rush with South African musician/actor Johnny Flynn (Clouds of Sils Maria) portraying the young version of Einstein.
Ron Howard is directing the first episode of the ten-part series, which also stars two-time Oscar nominee Emily Watson, Salem's Seth Gabel, and Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser.
"Genius" will be released worldwide in April.
From Executive Producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, the premiere season of National Geographic's first scripted anthology series, GENIUS, will focus on Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein. Based on Walter Isaacson's critically acclaimed and best-selling book, Einstein: His Life and Universe, and adapted by writer Noah Pink, GENIUS follows the brilliant scientist through the ups and downs of his life, from failing to get his doctorate to developing the general theory of relativity.
directed by Ron Howard (pilot)
starring Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn, Emily Watson, Samantha Colley, Charity Wakefield, Vincent Kartheiser, Seth Gabel, Nicholas Rowe
release date April 2017 (on the National Geographic Channel)