Premiere of the Genius TV series that was shot at Barrandov


The first-ever biographical live-action series of the National Geographic TV channel

Based on the Walter Isaacson book "Einstein: His Life and Universe", a spectacular TV series Genius is presented by the National Geographic TV channel. The ten episodes of this biographical live-action story are about how an intractable patent clerk called Einstein, a man of resource who struggled with his complicated marriage and had troubles with getting both a teacher job and his PhD, revealed the secrets of both atom and universe along with his theory of relativity. Apart from his groundbreaking scientific results, the TV series captures Einstein’s rebellious nature, political activism, family life, and complicated personal relationships.

Johnny Flynn, an English poet and musician, will star as the famous scientist in his youth, Oscar-awarded Geoffrey Rush as Albert in the later stages of his life. In supporting roles, we will see Emily Watson and Seth Gabel.

The first episode of the TV series was directed by Oscar-awarded Ron Howard (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind), the next two episodes have been entrusted with the experienced TV series maker James Hawes (Doctor Who, Black Mirror).

Parts of the TV series were shot in Barrandov Studio that also took care of sets building. Moreover, many props and costumes were borrowed from Barrandov Fundus.

The TV series premieres on the 25th of April 2017 on National Geographic Channel and will be introduced in 171 countries (in 45 languages in total).

Watch how the TV series was made.