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Nat Geo's First Scripted Series, ‘Genius,’ Starts April 25

Geoffrey Rush stars as Albert Einstein in Ron-Howard-Brian Grazer production 3/14/2017 1:03 PM Eastern
Geffrey Rush stars as Albert Einstein in Nat Geo's first scripted series, "Genius."

National Geographic’s first scripted series, Genius, starts April 25 and features Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein.

The series comes from Fox 21 Television Studios and is executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.

Genius is based on Walter Isaacson’s book Einstein: His Life and Universe. The 10-part series tracks Einstein’s rise from humble origins as “an imaginative, rebellious thinker, through his struggles to be recognized by the establishment, to his global celebrity status as the man who unlocked the mysteries of the cosmos with his theory of relativity," Nat Geo said.

It also delves into his "alternately exhilarating emotions and heartlessness in dealing with his closest personal relationships, including his children, his two wives and the various women with whom he cheats on them,” the network said.

Read more at broadcastingcable.com.

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