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The life stories of history’s greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.
Genius: Aretha, the third installment in National Geographic’s anthology series, will air all eight episodes across one week.
The Disney-owned cable network will launch the drama series, which stars Cynthia Erivo as music icon Aretha Franklin, with two episodes on Sunday, March 21 at 9 pm before double-stacking the rest of the episodes across the next three nights. All eight-episodes will then be available to stream on Hulu on Thursday March 25 – the Queen of Soul’s birthday.
Cynthia Erivo stars as Franklin, joined by Courtney B. Vance, Malcolm Barrett, Patrice Covington, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Shaian Jordan, Marque Richardson, Pauletta Washington, Steven Norfleet and Omar J. Dorsey. T.I., Antonique Smith and Tina Fears are recurring.
Anthony Hemingway is executive producer and director. Suzan-Lori Parks is executive producer/showrunner. Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Ron Howard as well as Clive Davis and Atlantic Records Chairman and CEO Craig Kallman also executive produce.