The life stories of history's greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Samantha Colley ...  Dora Maar / ... 15 episodes, 2017-2018
Seth Gabel ...  Michele Besso / ... 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Antonio Banderas ...  Pablo Picasso 10 episodes, 2018
Clémence Poésy ...  Françoise Gilot 10 episodes, 2018
T.R. Knight ...  Max Jacob / ... 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Michael McElhatton ...  Dr. Philipp Lenard / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Cynthia Erivo ...  Aretha Franklin 8 episodes, 2021
Johnny Flynn ...  Young Albert Einstein / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Malcolm Barrett ...  Ted White 8 episodes, 2021
Alex Rich ...  Young Pablo Picasso 9 episodes, 2018
Patrice Covington ...  Erma Franklin 8 episodes, 2021
Rebecca Naomi Jones ...  Carolyn Franklin 8 episodes, 2021
David Cross ...  Jerry Wexler 8 episodes, 2021
Kimberly Hebert Gregory ...  Ruth Bowen 8 episodes, 2021
Courtney B. Vance ...  C.L. Franklin 8 episodes, 2021
Pauletta Washington ...  Rachel Franklin 8 episodes, 2021
Shaian Jordan ...  Little Re 8 episodes, 2021
Steven G. Norfleet ...  Cecil Franklin 7 episodes, 2021
Bruno Paviot ...  Marcel 7 episodes, 2018
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The life stories of history's greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.

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Antonio Banderas was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category for his role as Pablo Picasso in Genius (2017), but lost to Darren Criss. See more »

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The scene where Einstein's associates travel to Crimea in order to photograph the solar eclipse is shot in a snowy scenery. The expedition took place in August, 1914 and it's too early for snow, even in Russia. See more »

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Superb!
16 May 2017 | by emms75See all my reviews

I am amazed to read all the negative reviews here. I was hooked on Genius from the first episode. Yes, there's not an awful lot of science in it (up till now anyway - I've just watched episode 4), but the bio of Einsteins life fascinates me, as I am always keen to know more about the real person behind their work. The acting is superb, Rush is always amazing and Johnny Flynn is a pleasant surprise. Love the production, its a fascinating story very well told.


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25 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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