‘Genius’ Season 2 Subject Won’t Be Revealed During Season 1 Finale, Expected To Be Announced Tomorrow


Back in April, when National Geographic Channel announced a Second 2 renewal for its first scripted series, Genius, the network said that the subject for the anthology series’ second installment would be revealed during the June 20 Season 1 finale.

The plan has changed, and there will be no announcement tonight. Instead, Nat Geo is planning to make the reveal during a conference call with Genius executive producers Ron Howard and Ken Biller tomorrow, June 21. I hear the decision was made, at least in part, because the network and the producers didn’t want to take away from theSeason 1 finale.

Season one of Genius focused on physicist Albert Einstein (Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Flynn) and was based on Walter Isaacson’s book Einstein: His Life And Universe. It revealed how Albert became Einstein, exploring his achievements along with his volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships. Emily Watson co-starred as Einstein’s second wife — and first cousin — Elsa Einstein.

The anthology series, which portrays the the world’s greatest minds, is from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment, Fox 21 Studios and OddLot Entertainment.

Showrunner/executive producer Ken Biller and executive producer Gigi Pritzker from Odd Lot are returning for Season 2. Imagine’s Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are also exec producers.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2017/06/genius-season-2-subject-revealed-national-geographic-channel-1202116913/