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Nat Geo’s GENIUS to Highlight Mary Shelley in Season 3

April 19, 2018 by  

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Mary Shelley, 1831. Artist : Stump, Samuel John (1778-1863). (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

GENIUS will focus on legendary author Mary Shelley for its third installment, National Geographic announced.

Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN left an indelible mark on generations of imaginations,” said Carolyn Bernstein, executive vice president, global development and production for National Geographic Global Networks in a statement. “Equally inspiring is the story of Shelley’s relentless innovation, coupled with her desire to live on her own unconventional terms despite immense societal and cultural obstacles. I can’t wait for our talented team to bring her remarkable, relevant and timely story to life for season three of GENIUS and do justice to her literary legacy.”   
“Mary Shelley has inspired countless filmmakers with her tale of the wretch brought to life by science gone wrong, but very few have fully captured her insightful reflections on society in the myth she left behind,” continued executive producer Ron Howard. “Few know of her struggles due to gender inequities, her additional writings, her influence on other historically significant individuals and society at large.  Showcasing someone like Mary Shelley and her amazing intellect, compassion and fortitude is exactly what this series is for, and we are looking forward to continuing our successful partnership with National Geographic and Fox 21 Television Studios.” 
Added Bert Salke, president of Fox 21 Television Studios, “Our experience with Courteney, Carolyn and the Nat Geo team has been phenomenal, and our award-winning first season exceeded even our own high expectations. Audiences are in for a treat with our follow-up, featuring a transformative performance by Antonio Banderas as our Picasso, and a compelling story created by Ken Biller.  The choice of Mary Shelley as the subject of our third season speaks to the incredible depth of the franchise. How fitting at this moment in time to pivot to one of the many female geniuses in human history, and Mary’s story is both stranger than fiction and incredibly dramatic. We can’t wait to get started.”  

The early GENIUS renewal—and subject reveal—comes less than a week before the second installment of the anthology series (focusing on Picasso) debuts. No casting has been announced for GENIUS: MARY SHELLEY.

GENIUS: PICASSO, Premiere, Tuesday, April 24, 9/8c, Nat Geo


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