The second season of National Geographic’s Emmy-, Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-nominated 10-part global event series, GENIUS: PICASSO, starring Antonio Banderas in the titular role, explores the Spanish expatriate’s devotion to his craft, his contribution to modern art and his turbulent personal life. One of the most influential and celebrated artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso’s career spanned more than 80 of his 91 years, during which time he produced an estimated 50,000 works. His passionate nature and relentless creative drive were inextricably linked to his personal life, which included tumultuous marriages, numerous affairs and ever-shifting political and personal alliances. Constantly reinventing himself, Picasso always strove to innovate and push the boundaries of artistic expression, leading to his worldwide renown as a genius. The new season, from Fox 21 Television Studios, is executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment, MWM Studios and EUE/Sokolow Entertainment. Showrunner, executive producer, writer and director Ken Biller also returns. The new season also stars Alex Rich (“Glow,” “True Detective”), Clémence Poésy (“The Tunnel,” “Final Portrait”), Samantha Colley (“The Crucible”), Poppy Delevingne (“Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”), T.R. Knight (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Catch”) and Seth Gabel (“Salem,” “Fringe”).
GENIUS: PICASSO is executive produced by Imagine’s Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Francie Calfo, and co-produced by Anna Culp; showrunner, executive producer, writer and director is Ken Biller. From MWM Studios, Gigi Pritzker and Rachel Shane are executive producers and Melissa Rucker is co-producer. Sam Sokolow and Jeff Cooney from EUE/Sokolow Entertainment are also executive producers. For National Geographic, Carolyn G. Bernstein is executive vice president and head of global scripted development and production. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, Imagine Television and MWM Studios.