Albert Einstein Series Genius Starring Geoffery Rush Releases New Trailer


The National Geographic Channel has been teaching us about history in a new way lately. They’ve taken important dates or possible future historically impactful events and developed them into mini-series which are highly acclaimed, expertly produced, and fit to show to audiences of all ages.

On top of that, they’ve gotten the foremost experts on the subject matter to contribute to show production or even appear in the show itself.

Following the success of 2016’s Mar’s series, the channel plans to release a 10-part anthology series based on the life and achievements of Albert Einstein.

The character of Einstein will be portrayed by two different actors. Johnny Flynn will play Einstein during his early days with Geoffrey Rush taking over the role as Einstein matures.

Rush and Flynn as Einstein

The series is based on Einstein: His Life and Universe written by Walter Isaacson. The TV series will be adapted from the book by writer Noah Pink.

Genius will follow the extraordinary life of Einstein, who, despite having one of the most brilliant minds of all time, was still not even able to get a job as a teacher and was never able to obtain a doctorate.

I wonder if those who rejected him ever regretted it?

Rush as Einstein in Genius

The show will also delve deep into Einstein’s personal life to illustrate his “volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships.” Apparently, aside from developing some of the most impactful physics theories of all time and his numerous other scientific contributions, Einstien was sometimes a difficult person to get along with.

A number of big names are attached to the series besides Rush. Ron Howard is on board to direct the first episode. This will mark the first time Howard has ever directed a scripted primetime drama.

Howard’s company, Imagine Television will co-produce the show with Fox 21 Television Studios, OddLot Entertainment and EUE/Sokolow.

Other cast members will be Emily Watson, Nicholas Rowe, Michael McElhatton, and Alicia von Rittberg.

To give you an idea of just how big a production this is expected to be, National Geographic will premiere the show in 171 countries and in 45 languages.

Old Einstein

As lifelong fans of National Geographic and history itself, we’ll be looking forward to following this breaking story for the months to come. As soon as National Geographic announces a premiere date we’ll let you know.

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