The series will spotlight Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.
April 20, 2022
It has been announced that Genius will be moving to Disney+ for its upcoming fourth season. The anthology drama started out on National Geographic Channel for its first three seasons, focusing on the lives of historical figures such as Einstein, Picasso, and most recently, Aretha Franklin.
Season 4, dubbed Genius: MLK/X will explore the formative years of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, focusing on their pioneering accomplishments, dueling philosophies, and personal relationships. King used non-violent protest to advance racial equality, while Malcolm X stood for Black empowerment. In their own ways, each became synonymous with the civil rights era and the fight for racial justice.
Look for Genius: MLK/X later this year on Disney+.
Just announced: #GeniusMLKX will be the 4th installment of the Disney+ Original series #NatGeoGenius, exploring the lives of iconic geniuses Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Photo: Library of Congress/Marion S. Trikosko. pic.twitter.com/n6JTJ1hcGD— Genius (@NatGeoGenius) April 20, 2022
I didn't watch all of any of the Genius shows. Einstein started slow and I had plenty of other stuff going on. I didn't like the Picasso portrayal and I'm not alone. I accidentally came in the middle of Aretha and for what I watched it was well done to the degree it was accurate. The sequence of Aretha, MLK, and Malcom X is a solid series of episodes dominated by black racial struggles. As important as it is, it doesn't always feel like entainment.