The scripted anthology series “Genius,” which premiered with a season focused on Albert Einstein and rolls out its second season, centered on Pablo Picasso, on April 24, will devote season three to “Frankenstein” creator Mary Shelley, National Geographic announced.
“A brilliant thinker, radical intellectual and proto-feminist, Mary Shelley (1797-1851) brought to life one of the most enduring stories of the modern age while still a teenager,” Nat Geo said in announcing the project. “‘Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus’ is a cautionary tale of unchecked scientific ambition and a sophisticated meditation on social institutions, personal freedom and compassion that has captured imaginations and continues to be relevant since it was first published 200 years ago. Shelley masterfully invented the Science Fiction/Horror genre with her tale of a creature brought to life, subsequently going on to create the Post-Apocalyptic genre with her later novel, ‘The Last Man.'”
The series comes from Fox 21 Television Studios, and is executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment, MWM Studios and EUE/Sokolow.
Season two will feature Antonio Banderas in the title role of Picasso.
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