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
Shaian Jordan ...  Little Re 8 episodes, 2021
Courtney B. Vance ...  C.L. Franklin 8 episodes, 2021
Pauletta Washington ...  Rachel Franklin 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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The family of Aretha Franklin did not react too kindly to season three. They claim they were not consulted in any part of the production, despite the crew's insistence that they worked with Franklin's estate. 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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Not for Pompus Exactophobes, Know it All's or Those Insecure with Sex and Human Interaction...
23 January 2020 | by aubie84See all my reviews

Decent show, You have to delve deeper into the series to see the trials of Einstein than the first episode. It's set as a light drama-- not a documentary. It hits different life points and takes you thru Germany, wartime, and shows the interactions and relationships that saw this man go from awkward, different--to focused and brilliant. It's entertainment covering a gifted mans rise to immortality among the scientific community. Curiosity x persistence X out of the box thinking 2 (squared)...


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Release Date:

25 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Genius See more »

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Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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