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

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  2. Kenneth Biller


Series Cast

  1. Samantha Colley

    Samantha Colley

    Mileva Marić (young), Dora Maar

    20 Episodes

  2. Johnny Flynn

    Johnny Flynn

    Alain Cuny, Albert Einstein (young)

    11 Episodes

  3. Michael McElhatton

    Michael McElhatton

    Philipp Lenard, Jonas Salk

    11 Episodes

  4. Geoffrey Rush

    Geoffrey Rush

    Albert Einstein

    10 Episodes

  5. Antonio Banderas

    Antonio Banderas

    Pablo Picasso

    10 Episodes

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2018 | 10 Episodes

Season two explores how the passionate nature and relentless creative drive of Picasso—a Spanish-born painter, sculptor, poet and playwright—were inextricably linked to his personal life, which included tumultuous marriages, numerous affairs and constantly shifting political and personal alliances.

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Status Returning Series


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  • TV-14


    This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 43m



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