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Genius (2017)

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Martin Luther King Jr / Malcolm X. Two minds, one movement.


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.

  1. Kenneth Biller


  2. Suzan-Lori Parks


  3. Noah Pink


  4. Jeff Stetson


Series Cast

  1. Samantha Colley as Mileva Marić and Dora Maar

    Samantha Colley

    Mileva Marić, Dora Maar

    20 Episodes

  2. Johnny Flynn as Albert Einstein and Alain Cuny

    Johnny Flynn

    Albert Einstein, Alain Cuny

    11 Episodes

  3. Michael McElhatton as Philipp Lenard and Jonas Salk

    Michael McElhatton

    Philipp Lenard, Jonas Salk

    11 Episodes

  4. Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein

    Geoffrey Rush

    Albert Einstein

    10 Episodes

  5. Antonio Banderas as Pablo Picasso

    Antonio Banderas

    Pablo Picasso

    10 Episodes

  6. Clémence Poésy as Françoise Gilot

    Clémence Poésy

    Françoise Gilot

    10 Episodes

  7. Alex Rich as Pablo Picasso

    Alex Rich

    Pablo Picasso

    10 Episodes

  8. Emily Watson as Elsa Einstein

    Emily Watson

    Elsa Einstein

    10 Episodes

  9. Ralph Brown as Max Planck

    Ralph Brown

    Max Planck

    10 Episodes

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2024 • 8 Episodes

MLK/X follows Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X from their formative years to their rich, parallel stories as they shape their identities and become the change they wish to see in the world; the two visionaries ultimately rise to pioneer a movement.

Can You Imagine

(4x8, February 22, 2024) Season Finale

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Status Returning Series


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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