The new anthology series is given an early pickup.
April 20, 2017
As part of its upfront slate, National Geographic Channel has announced that its new scripted anthology series Genius will be returning for Season 2. The news comes ahead of the drama's premiere next week on April 25.
The first season of Genius will chronicle the life of brilliant physicist Albert Einstein, going beyond his well-known accomplishments to explore his humble origins as an imaginative thinker, his desire to be recognized by the establishment, and his struggle to be a good husband and father while upholding his principles during a time of global unrest.
The subject of the anthology series' second season will be announced on June 20 during its first-season finale.
Renewal before a premiere means that it might not do good and the network wants to please the people that are afraid to watch a show if it might get canned. This is a sign that the networks thinks the show might not be worth watching.
Catch 22: Without it some people will be afraid to watch it. With it some people will be smart enough not to.