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In this drama series, Geoffrey Rush plays the famed mathematician/physicist Albert Einstein. The series follow's not only Einstein's scientific career but his personal life, which included two wives, two children, and numerous extra-marital affairs. The series debuted on the National Geographic channel in the spring of 2017.

National Geographic Channel
2 Seasons, 20 Episodes
April 25, 2017
Drama
7.4/10
Cast: Dave Gorman
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  • After leaving Picasso, Françoise Gilot (Clémence Poésy) struggles to escape his shadow and make it on her own. Picasso (Antonio Banderas) finds companionship with Jacqueline Roque (Valentina Bellè), but secludes himself from the world, determined to paint the perfect painting.

  • Yearning for something new, Pablo (Alex Rich) throws himself into designing a ballet. He meets his first wife, the ballerina Olga Khoklova (Sofia Doniants). Meanwhile, older Picasso (Antonio Banderas) struggles to balance the needs of his family with his desire to remain artistically relevant.

  • In the wake of WWII, older Picasso (Antonio Banderas) joins the Communist Party and struggles to reconcile his art with his political ideals. Haunted by a doomed love affair from his past, he falters in his responsibilities to Françoise Gilot (Clémence Poésy).

  • As older Picasso (Antonio Banderas) takes Françoise Gilot (Clémence Poésy) to the South of France for vacation, Younger Pablo (Alex Rich) gives up his partying ways and invents cubism with Georges Braque (Kerr Logan). But his career is threatened when he is accused of stealing the Mona Lisa.

  • Picasso (Antonio Banderas) goes to great lengths to convince Françoise Gilot (Clémence Poésy) to move in with him. Meanwhile, Young Pablo (Alex Rich) struggles to match the genius of Matisse. He finds dark inspiration from his souring relationship with Fernande Olivier (Aisling Franciosi).

  • As older Picasso (Antonio Banderas) juggles two love affairs, Young Pablo (Alex Rich) finds inspiration from the legendary poets Apollinaire (Seth Gabel) and Max Jacob (T.R. Knight). He strives to use their ideas to create a masterpiece that will signal his arrival as a great artist.

  • Picasso meets two of his great loves and begins his Blue Period.

  • Picasso's relationship with photographer Dora Maar is strained by war.

  • Pablo Picasso confronts the threat of fascism in Spain, and Young Pablo rejects traditional painting to search for his own voice.

  • After the atomic bomb is dropped and WWII ends, Albert Einstein (Geoffrey Rush) assumes the role of world citizen in his elder years. Having been linked to nuclear weapons, he drowns in guilt and refocuses his efforts to prevent further wars. Inspiration strikes when a young neighbor asks him for homework help, reminding him of the joy that science once brought.

  • Albert Einstein (Geoffrey Rush) and Elsa (Emily Watson) settle into America while trying to save those he left behind. Although quantum physics continues to vex him, his focus is diverted by the splitting of the atom in Nazi Germany. When tragedy strikes, Einstein seeks comfort in the arms of a Russian woman whose intentions are unclear.

  • Attempting to flee to the United States, Albert Einstein (Geoffrey Rush) and his wife Elsa (Emily Watson) find that their visas have been blocked for entry by the U.S. State Department because Einstein’s politics placed him on the radar of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover (T.R. Knight). Just days before his departure, Einstein must convince the U.S. Consul in Germany that he is no threat to the country.

  • Exhausted and worn out, Albert Einstein’s (Geoffrey Rush) attempt to make scientific history is put to the test as he begins to experience health issues. Meanwhile, sweeping patriotism in the wake of the war has corrupted one of his closest friends, Fritz Haber (Richard Topol), pitting them against each other. In the German war effort, Albert is the lone scientist to refuse the call to arms.

  • Einstein moves his family for work, and to be closer to his new love, Elsa. He sets out to prove his theory as his marriage reaches a breaking point.

  • With new teaching duties, Albert Einstein (Johnny Flynn) finally begins to experience the academic life he long coveted as he develops his theory of general relativity. Enjoying his first taste of acclaim among the most renowned scientific minds of Europe, Einstein falters in his familial responsibilities. His only relief comes from a visit to extended family, where he is introduced to his cousin Elsa.

  • Albert Einstein and Mileva juggle raising a kids with his attempts to catch the eye of the scientific establishment.

  • Recent university graduate Albert Einstein (Johnny Flynn) struggles to make ends meet while trying to land an academic post in a scientific world rigid with tradition and protocol. After finally securing various tutoring jobs, he moves one step closer to being able to provide for his pregnant wife, Mileva (Samantha Colley), when tragedy strikes.

  • As anti-Semitism reaches a fever pitch in 1930s Germany, famed physicist Albert Einstein (Geoffrey Rush) wrestles with the decision to seek refuge in America with his second wife, Elsa (Emily Watson), or to stay in solidarity with fellow Jewish academics. The struggle evokes memories of his first days as a headstrong student at Zurich Polytechnic when he met the first love of his life, Mileva Maric.

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