Johnny Flynn, who plays the younger Albert Einstein, shares a birthday with the real Einstein. (March 14, 1983).
Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson (I)' also played husband and wife in The Book Thief (2013).
The only actors to appear in both iterations of the show are Samantha Colley, Seth Gabel, T.R. Knight, Michael McElhatton, Johnny Flynn, Lucy Russell, Ed Stoppard, Eric Colvin, Isaac Rouse, Stewart Alexander, and Robert Jezek.
In April 2018, National Geographic renewed the series for a third season set to follow the life of writer Mary Shelley.
Genius (2017) was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Limited Series category, but lost to American Crime Story (2016).
The third season was initially set to follow the life of writer Mary Shelley, but it was later announced that the season would instead be about Aretha Franklin.
The second season chronicles two periods in the life of Pablo Picasso: the first as a young man first discovering his talent, the second as a celebrated artist struggling with the rise of fascism and the price of fame.
This is the fourth time Geoffrey Rush has appeared in a scene with his trousers down. There are exactly the same full body shots in Shine (1996), Quills (2000), The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004). All the four performances comes from real life figures: Albert Einstein, David Helfgott, Marquis de Sade and Peter Sellers.
Antonio Banderas was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category for his role as Pablo Picasso in Genius (2017), but lost to Darren Criss.
Filming for season two began in November 2017 in Málaga and was expected to take place for over five months in various cities around the world, including Barcelona, Paris, and Budapest.
Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson (I)' again played husband and wife in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
The first season chronicles two periods in the life of Albert Einstein: the first as a patent clerk struggling to gain a teaching position and doctorate, the second as a scientist respected for his development of the theory of relativity.
The first season is based on the 2007 book "Einstein: His Life and Universe" by Walter Isaacson.
The first season follows the life of Albert Einstein, from his early years, through his time as a patent clerk, to his later years as a physicist who developed the theory of relativity.
Antonio Banderas appeared in The Mask of Zorro (1998) with Anthony Hopkins. Hopkins played Picasso in Surviving Picasso (1996).
Johnny Flynn (Young Albert Einstein) & Shannon Tarbet (Marie Winteler) also worked together on Beast (2017) as Pascal Renouf & Polly respectively.