The first promo spot has been released for Ron Howard's Albert Einstein biopic series Genius, and it gives us out first look at Geoffrey Rush as the legendary Nobel Prize-winning physicist. As you might image, he looks perfect in the role, and there's no doubt that he'll give an incredible performance.
The upcoming anthology series follows the "brilliant scientist through the ups and downs of his life, from failing to get his doctorate to developing the general theory of relativity."
The series is based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling book, Einstein: His Life and Universe, and the series stars "Johnny Flynn (Lovesick) as young Einstein; Emily Watson (The Theory of Everything) as his second wife, Elsa; Seth Gabel (Fringe) as the scientist’s long-time friend, Michele Besso; and Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men) as Raymond Geist, a consulate official in Berlin, Germany."
Howard directed the first episode of the series and serves as an executive producer along with Brian Gazer. The first season of the series will focus on Einstein and the following seasons will each focus on a different innovator.
Genius will be released on the National Geographic Channel in April of 2017.