Next season of Genius centers on Aretha Franklin and comes from playwright Suzan-Lori Parks


Last April, Nat Geo announced that it would be following up its man-centric seasons of anthology Genius with a season about Mary Shelley. Now, though, the network has announced that the Shelley plan has been delayed in favor of a new genius: Aretha Franklin. During a TCA panel today, Nat Geo announced that Pulitzer-winning playwright (and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient!) Suzan-Lori Parks will be executive producing and acting as showrunner for the next season of Genius, replacing Ken Biller, who showran the previous Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso seasons.

Source: Next season of Genius centers on Aretha Franklin and comes from playwright Suzan-Lori Parks