The National Geographic Channel "has released first-look photos of Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Flynn in character as Albert Einstein in the upcoming 10-part anthology series Genius," based on Walter Isaacson's book Einstein: His Life and Universe, Deadline reported. Flynn portrays the scientist in his early years, with Rush taking over as Einstein's career reaches its prime. The series will air in 2017 in 171 countries and 45 languages.
Adapted by writer Noah Pink, the project's cast also includes Emily Watson, Michael McElhatton, Seth Gabel, Samantha Colley, Richard Topol and Vincent Kartheiser. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Television, Fox 21 Television Studios, OddLot Entertainment and EUE/Sokolow produce. Howard will direct the first episode, his first time directing a scripted primetime drama.