Genius (2017)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Creator: Kenneth Biller, Noah Pink
  • First Air Date: 2017-04-25
  • Last Air Date: 2021-03-24
  • Total Seasons: 4
  • Total Episodes: 36
  • Status: Returning Series
  • Episode Runtime: 43 min.
  • Production Company: EUE / Sokolow
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Networks: National Geographic
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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.

  • Keywords: genius, biography, anthology, historical drama
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    Genius Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2017-04-25
    10 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 2018-04-24
    10 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 2021-03-21
    8 Episodes

    Season 4

    First Air Date: 2024-02-01
    8 Episodes

    Genius Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Einstein: Chapter One60 min
    Season 1Episode 2Einstein: Chapter Two60 min
    Season 1Episode 3Einstein: Chapter Three60 min
    Season 1Episode 4Einstein: Chapter Four60 min
    Season 1Episode 5Einstein: Chapter Five60 min
    Season 1Episode 6Einstein: Chapter Six60 min
    Season 1Episode 7Einstein: Chapter Seven60 min
    Season 1Episode 8Einstein: Chapter Eight60 min
    Season 1Episode 9Einstein: Chapter Nine60 min
    Season 1Episode 10Einstein: Chapter Ten60 min
    Season 2Episode 1Picasso: Chapter One60 min
    Season 2Episode 2Picasso: Chapter Two60 min
    Season 2Episode 3Picasso: Chapter Three60 min
    Season 2Episode 4Picasso: Chapter Four60 min
    Season 2Episode 5Picasso: Chapter Five60 min
    Season 2Episode 6Picasso: Chapter Six60 min
    Season 2Episode 7Picasso: Chapter Seven60 min
    Season 2Episode 8Picasso: Chapter Eight60 min
    Season 2Episode 9Picasso: Chapter Nine60 min
    Season 2Episode 10Picasso: Chapter Ten60 min
    Season 3Episode 1Respect68 min
    Season 3Episode 2Until the Real Thing Comes Along60 min
    Season 3Episode 3Do Right Woman60 min
    Season 3Episode 4Unforgettable60 min
    Season 3Episode 5Young, Gifted and Black60 min
    Season 3Episode 6Amazing Grace60 min
    Season 3Episode 7Chain of Fools60 min
    Season 3Episode 8No One Sleeps60 min
    Season 4Episode 1TBA60 min
    Season 4Episode 2TBA60 min
    Season 4Episode 3TBA60 min
    Season 4Episode 4TBA60 min
    Season 4Episode 5TBA60 min
    Season 4Episode 6TBA60 min
    Season 4Episode 7TBA60 min
    Season 4Episode 8TBA60 min
    • Cynthia Erivo

      as Aretha Franklin
    • Malcolm Barrett

      as Ted White
    • Patrice Covington

      as Erma Franklin
    • Rebecca Naomi Jones

      as Carolyn Franklin
    • David Cross

      as Jerry Wexler
    • Kimberly Hebert Gregory

      as Ruth Bowen
    • Shaian Jordan

      as Aretha Franklin
    • Courtney B. Vance

      as C.L. Franklin
    Art Zsuzsa Mihalek Set Decoration
    Production Brian Grazer Executive Producer
    Production Ron Howard Executive Producer