Nat Geo has the bright idea to renew Genius

TV                  
        Newswire 
       

       Nat Geo has the bright idea to renew Genius 


  
     By 
   Danette Chavez
@bo

TV Newswire Nat Geo has the bright idea to renew Genius By Danette Chavez @bo

Nat Geo's upfront slate also includes docuseries Race With Jay Z as well as a new one from Katie Couric as the joint venture between Nat Geo and Fox also unveiled a new digital initiative, Further Community, to partner with influencers for original stories about travel, culture, science, innovation and wildlife. Present-day stories will be captured via vérité footage of a diverse mix of people from all walks of life in cities across America.

National Geographic announced Wednesday at their upfront presentation that "Genius" has been renewed for a second season before Season 1 has even premiered. Season two will chronicle the life of another renowned mastermind and tell the untold narrative of the person behind the genius. The first season of Genius-which comes from Imagine Entertainment, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Fox 21 Television Studios-focused on Albert Einstein. The network made the announcement at its upfront presentation to advertisers in NY this evening, saying the subject for the series' second season will be revealed during the Season 1 finale June 20. The Birth of the Pill is sub-titled How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution.

The Birth of the Pill is produced by Sonar Entertainment (AMC's The Son) and producer-director Cutler (If I Stay), and will be exec produced by Denise DiNovi (Crazy, Stupid, Love) and Alison Greenspan (Unforgettable).

Finally, the network is developing a scripted series based on itself. There's also an untitled Nat Geo project from Marti Noxon's Tiny Pyro Productions (Sharp Objects, UnReal) and writer Erik Jendresen (Band of Brothers, Killing Lincoln). It is unclear whether National Geographic will address this contentious issue, but if it does, a biased perspective is likely.

The network announced a slate of other programs too, including The Birth of the Pill, a scripted tale about the fight to make birth control available for women; The Hot Zone, an adaptation of the book about a viral outbreak in the suburbs of Washington D.C.; and an untitled documentary series about global leaders from Katie Couric set to debut in 2018. "We are working with the best storytellers in the world to tell these very human stories that we hope will create global conversation and change the way viewers look at the world around them".

Additionally, this year National Geographic will premiere The State from BAFTA- and Golden Globe award-winning writer/director Peter Kosminsky and The Long Road Home from Mike Medavoy, Mikko Alanne, Jason Clark, Benjamin Anderson and Edward McGurn.

Recommended News

  • Labour leader says United Kingdom  election 'establishment vs people'

    Labour leader says United Kingdom election 'establishment vs people'

    Mr Jones said he could see the Labour leader walking into 10 Downing Street, adding that Mr Corbyn had to "prove himself". Labour can't champion the will of the people because it's scared of it.
    Big Boi Releases 'Mic Jack' Feat. Adam Levine

    Big Boi Releases 'Mic Jack' Feat. Adam Levine

    The Levine-featured track is called " Mic Jack " and is slated for a premiere on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show tomorrow at 12.30pm ET. Produced by DJ Dahi and DJ Khalil, " Mic Jack " makes you want to dance, pairing Big Boi's funky vibe with Levine's catchy hook.
    Cyrus Kouandjio Reportedly Under Observation After Saying 'Shoot Me' to Police

    Cyrus Kouandjio Reportedly Under Observation After Saying 'Shoot Me' to Police

    It's unclear what Kouandjio was doing or how he got into the field, located about a 5-minute drive from Bills headquarters. The statement continues, "We dont' have all the details, so we won't have any further comment at this time".
  • Trump congratulates Turkish President Erdogan on referendum victory

    Trump congratulates Turkish President Erdogan on referendum victory

    Yildirim said the "the path to seek rights" should be limited to legal objections and urged the opposition to accept the vote's outcome.
    Name April Giraffe's Calf Born at New York Zoo

    Name April Giraffe's Calf Born at New York Zoo

    The day hundreds of thousands of viewers waited for finally arrived: April the giraffe gave birth to her calf Saturday. April the giraffe gave birth at a NY zoo as more than a million people around the world watched live .
    Atletico Madrid 2-1 Leicester City

    Atletico Madrid 2-1 Leicester City

    Leicester stayed tightly locked on defense even after conceding the goal, making sure it headed back to England with a chance. Tuesday's game at the King Power Stadium can only go to penalties if the score is 1-0 to Leicester at the end of extra time .
  • Euro propped up by weak dollar, sterling near 6-month high

    Euro propped up by weak dollar, sterling near 6-month high

    In commodity markets, profit taking nudged gold down 0.4 percent to $1,287.10 an ounce, and away from Monday's peak of $1,295.42. A picture illustration of USA dollar, Swiss Franc, British pound and Euro bank notes, taken in Warsaw January 26, 2011.
    Oil spill reported on North Slope, volume unknown

    Oil spill reported on North Slope, volume unknown

    A second leak at the well was emitting gas at a reduced rate, the state's environmental conservation department said. North Slope production was up to 565,000 barrels a day in March, its highest level since December 2013.
    Emirates cuts flights to U.S.  as demand weakens

    Emirates cuts flights to U.S. as demand weakens

    Munoz's early statements described the passenger as being re-accommodated and suggested he had been "disruptive and belligerent". Peter Breen, R-Lombard, has filed legislation intending to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.
  • New York Rangers vs. Montreal Canadiens - 4/18/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    New York Rangers vs. Montreal Canadiens - 4/18/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    With 4:28 gone in the second, Ryan McDonagh slotted a pass right to the tape of Nash, who was waiting at the left of Price's goal. In Montreal, Alexander Radulov scored 18:34 into overtime to complete the Canadiens' comeback in a 4-3 win over the Rangers .
    What happens next in the high-stakes Georgia runoff

    What happens next in the high-stakes Georgia runoff

    On Tuesday, Trump claimed victory, calling it a "BIG "R" win with runoff in Georgia" on Twitter and citing his own contributions. We defied the odds, shattered expectations, and now are ready to fight on and win in June . "We got stuck with Trump", he said.
    Cleveland Cavaliers beaten by Miami without LeBron James and Kyrie Irving

    Cleveland Cavaliers beaten by Miami without LeBron James and Kyrie Irving

    He was signed March 13 and the Cavs held a team option for next season, but they relinquished that right by waiving him. But George has not only bounced back, the star forward said he's been aiming for a shot at the champions.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.