The anthology show will be made by Fox 21 Television Studios. Ron Howard will direct the first episode.
Genius is planned as a multi-season production looking at history’s most renowned innovators, with the first series looking at Albert Einstein.
Season one of Genius is an adaptation of Walter Isaacson‘s biography Einstein: His Life and Universe, much of which was based on some of Einstein’s own personal letters. The series will explore Einstein’s “political activism, family life and volatile and complex personal relationships” and more.
Prague is a major eastern European production hub, partly because the Czech Republic offers a 20% filming incentive.
The plan is to start filming Genius this summer in Prague, and the hope is for the series to premiere next spring, in a total 0f 171 countries and 45 languages.