General Information

Glossary: G
First Air Date: April 25th, 2017
Last Air Date: June 19th, 2018
Created By: Noah Pink, Kenneth Biller
Star Casts: Antonio Banderas, Alex Rich, Samantha Colley, Sebastian Roché, Lucas Englander, Clémence Poésy, Robert Sheehan, Adrian Schiller, Stéphane Caillard
Aired On: National Geographic
Episode Runtime: 43 minutes
Total Seasons: 2 Seasons
Total Episodes: 20 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: National Geographic - Genius

Last Updated: Sun, 21 Oct 2018 21:51:45 +0000

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Anthology series about famous geniuses with the first season charting how Albert Einstein unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the universe, and the second exploring the passionate nature and relentless creative drive of Pablo Picasso.

Seasons and Episodes

Einstein (10 Episodes)

1: Chapter One - Aired: 2017-04-25

The life of the 20th century’s most brilliant icon, Albert Einstein, was full of passionate, volatile relationships.

2: Chapter Two - Aired: 2017-05-02

After butting heads in class, Einstein falls in love with the determined Mileva Maric. Their affair raises eyebrows.

3: Chapter Three - Aired: 2017-05-09

Einstein struggles to support his pregnant wife and land an academic post in a rigid world of tradition and protocol.

4: Chapter Four - Aired: 2017-05-16

Albert Einstein and Mileva juggle raising a kids with his attempts to catch the eye of the scientific establishment.

5: Chapter Five - Aired: 2017-05-23

Einstein begins to experience the academic life he coveted, but he falters in his familial responsibilities. He is reintroduced to his cousin Elsa.

6: Chapter Six - Aired: 2017-05-30

Einstein moves his family for work, and to be closer to his new love, Elsa. He sets out to prove his theory as his marriage reaches a breaking point.

7: Chapter Seven - Aired: 2017-06-06

In the wake of the war, patriotism corrupts one of Albert Einstein’s closest friends, Fritz Haber, pitting them against each other.

8: Chapter Eight - Aired: 2017-06-13

Einstein and his wife Elsa attempt to flee Germany after the rise of the Nazis, but they face unexpected roadblocks.

9: Chapter Nine - Aired: 2017-06-20

Albert Einstein settles into life in America, but dangers abroad continue to be a threat to both him and his former colleagues.

10: Chapter Ten - Aired: 2017-06-27

After the atomic bomb is dropped and World War II draws to a close, Einstein assumes the role of world citizen in his twilight years.

Picasso (10 Episodes)

1: Chapter One - Aired: 2018-04-24

Pablo Picasso confronts the threat of fascism in Spain, and Young Pablo rejects traditional painting to search for his own voice.

2: Chapter Two - Aired: 2018-04-24

Picasso's relationship with Dora Maar is strained by war. Young Pablo succeeds by imitating the masters, but struggles to be original.

3: Chapter Three - Aired: 2018-05-01

Picasso meets his great love Franoise Gilot. Young Pablo begins his Blue Period after the suicide of his friend.

4: Chapter Four - Aired: 2018-05-08

As older Picasso juggles two love affairs, Young Pablo strives to create a masterpiece that will signal his arrival as a great artist.

5: Chapter Five - Aired: 2018-05-15

Picasso tries to convince Franoise to move in with him, while Young Pablo is challenged by the radical genius of Matisse.

6: Chapter Six - Aired: 2018-05-22

Picasso takes Franoise Gilot on vacation. Young Pablo starts cubism with Georges Braque, but is accused of stealing the Mona Lisa.

7: Chapter Seven - Aired: 2018-05-29

After WWII, Picasso joins the Communist Party. He is haunted by a tragic love affair.

8: Chapter Eight - Aired: 2018-06-05

Pablo meets his first wife, a ballerina, while designing a ballet. Older Picasso struggles to manage his complex family.

9: Chapter Nine - Aired: 2018-06-12

Franoise Gilot defies Picasso and pursues her artistic goals. Meanwhile a young Dora Maar strives to meet Picasso.

10: Chapter Ten - Aired: 2018-06-19

After Franoise leaves him, Picasso withdraws from society to create the perfect painting.