TV: Genius; Sleeping Beauties

A first clip has been released for National Geographic Channel's upcoming 10-part series Genius, based on Walter Isaacson's biography Einstein: His Life and Universe. Indiewire reported that in "the very timely clip below, Einstein (Geoffrey Rush) and his wife Elsa (Emily Watson) are trying to escape the anti-Semitism and war efforts of Nazi Germany. As they attempt to emigrate from Germany to America, they face an unjust and heated interrogation from a consulate official (played by Vincent Kartheiser) within the United States embassy."

The first episode of Genius will be directed by Ron Howard, who is also the executive producer alongside Brian Grazer and Gigi Pritzker. The series premieres on April 25 at 9 p.m.


"In a very competitive situation," Anonymous Content acquired the rights to Sleeping Beauties, the upcoming novel [S&S, Sept.] by Stephen King and his son, Owen King, Deadline reported. Anonymous is partnering with the Kings to develop Sleeping Beauties as a TV series. Oscar-winning producer Michael Sugar (Spotlight) and Ashley Zalta will executive produce the project for Anonymous. 

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