Genius takes Albert Einstein’s story beyond the halls of academia to explore his struggles to be a good husband and father, and a man of principle during a period of global unrest. His daringly creative mind often landed him in trouble with his loved ones and peers, but also helped him to usher in groundbreaking discoveries that reshaped modern science.
National Geographic Channel announced today that Genius has been picked up for a third season. As it did with its first renewal announcement a year ago, the good news comes a week before the premiere of Season 2 on April 24.
The scripted anthology series premiered last year to generally positive reviews from critics. It grabbed the attention of audiences as well, with Season 1 attracting over 45 million viewers worldwide, making it the cable network's best-ever launch of a new series.
Each new season of Genius focuses on one of history's most-brilliant minds. The first season chronicled the life of physicist Albert Einstein, Season 2 will follow famous artist Pablo Picasso, and it was announced today that Season 3's subject will be iconic literary figure Mary Shelley, perhaps best known for her novel 'Frankenstein'.