National Geographic: Genius PicassoNot RatedDrama/TV Series
Following the success of GENIUS: Einstein, National Geographic's first fully scripted drama, this wonderfulanthology series returns, detailing the life and loves of the Spanish artistic genius Pablo Picasso -- as wellas highlighting his significant and wide-ranging contribution to modern art. Picasso is brought to life byHollywood legend Antonio Banderas (The Legend of Zorro). Joining him as the younger Picasso, who rejectsacademic study and joins a circle of young bohemian artists and writers struggling to make it in early 20thcentury Spain and France, is Alex Rich (True Detective).The series follows the tumultuous marriages, passionate affairs and ever-shifting political and personalalliances that sparked Picasso's creative drive and pushed his boundaries of artistic expression, leading to hisworldwide renown as a genius. It explores the Spanish expatriate's devotion to his craft and we also learn ofhis relationships with the other well-known personalities that crossed his path, including Coco Chanel, HenriMatisse, Marc Chagall and Jean Cocteau.Filmed in locations throughout Europe, including numerous places where Picasso lived and worked, GENIUS: PICASSOfeatures a stellar cast, including Samantha Colley and Johnny Flynn who return from GENIUS: Einsteinin new roles.