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Genius (2017 - 2019)

Genius (2017 - 2019)

AVERAGE TOMATOMETER

71%
62%

AVERAGE AUDIENCE SCORE

62%

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Series Info

A dramatic series about the lives of those deemed genius from Ron Howard and Brian Glazer.

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Seasons

73%
Critics Consensus: Cynthia Erivo captures the spirit of the singular singer with poise and passion - if only Aretha's writing were as strong as her performance.

2019, National Geographic, 8 episodes

57%
Critics Consensus: An impressive performance from Antonio Banderas rescues Genius: Picasso from condensed melodrama.

2018, National Geographic, 10 episodes

84%
Critics Consensus: Buoyed by a superb performance from Geoffrey Rush, Genius is a compelling origin story of one of history's most renowned scientists.

2017, National Geographic, 10 episodes

Cast

Geoffrey Rush
as Albert Einstein (older)
Cynthia Erivo
as Aretha Franklin
Antonio Banderas
as Pablo Picasso (older)
Malcolm Barrett
as Ted White
Johnny Flynn
as Albert Einstein (younger)
Alex Rich
as Pablo Picasso (younger)
Emily Watson
as Elsa Einstein
Michael McElhatton
as Dr. Philipp Lenard
Patrice Covington
as Erma Franklin
Seth Gabel
as Michele Besso
Samantha Colley
as Mileva Maric
Richard Topol
as Fritz Haber
Rebecca Naomi Jones
as Carolyn Franklin
Vincent Kartheiser
as Raymond Geist
T.R. Knight
as J. Edgar Hoover
Alex Richardson
as Young Picasso
Sanai Victoria
as Little Re
Clémence Poésy
as Françoise Gilot
Robert Sheehan
as Carlos Casagemas
Poppy Delevingne
as Marie-Thérèse Walter
Aisling Franciosi
as Fernande Olivier
Sebastian Roche
as Emile Gilot
Courtney B. Vance
as C.L. Franklin
David Cross
as Jerry Wexler
T.I.
as Ken Cunningham
Steven G. Norfleet
as Cecil Franklin
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