National Geographic has just dropped their new trailer for ‘Genius: Picasso’! The second series will have Robert Sheehan as Carlos Casagemas, one of Picasso’s closest friends. We can expect to see it on April 24, worldwide!
Pablo Picasso interpreted the world in totally new and unorthodox ways, reinventing our perception of creativity in the process. Antonio Banderas is Picasso. Coming April 24th on National Geographic.
Happy New Year! 2018 will certainly be a great one! We have a couple of films that are looking to release this year, as well as two new series as well! I have created a brief list below:
Bad Samaritan – Spring
MUTE (Netflix) – TBA [Wide]
Umbrella Academy (Netflix) – TBA [Wide]
Genius: Picasso – TBA
Mortal Engines – From Dec 12 [Wide]
There is another screening for Ari Gold’s beautiful award winning film, The Song of Sway Lake at the Chandler International Film Festival in Arizona next weekend on January 14. Check out the official website for more details: chandlerfilmfestival.com/films-schedule
I will also be changing the theme very soon (long time coming!) with special help this time from the kindest and most talented, April. <3 (@RSheehanLovers)
Lastly, I have added a whole heap of eye candy to the gallery over the last few weeks, which I promised a while back… have a peep!
Updated Gallery Links:
Alexandra Fleurantin for Les Arcs Film Festival [HQ] x8
“Sway Lake” Behind the scenes/On Set – Social Media x9 (Thank you, Ari Gold)
 Fortitude – Episode Stills x4
“Sway Lake” Promotional Stills (HQ) x12
“Jet Trash” Social Media/BTS 2014 x6
Season 2 of National Geographic’s Genius (2018) with Robert Sheehan has officially started production! Photo courtesy of Max Befort.
Robert joins the second season of National Geographic‘s television series called, Genius, which will be based on the life of Pablo Picasso. Sheehan will have the role as one of Pablo’s closest friends, an art student and poet. The second season of Genius is currently planned for a 2018 release. Production starts this month. Press release is below.
Alex Rich (GLOW, True Detective) has been tapped as a lead, sharing the title role of Pablo Picasso with Antonio Banderas in the second season of National Geographic’s anthology series Genius. In addition, Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, In Bruges), Robert Sheehan (Fortitude, Misfits), Poppy Delevingne (Kingsman: The Golden Circle, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), Aisling Franciosi (Game of Thrones, The Fall) and Sebastian Roché (Young Pope, The Man in the High Castle) are set for key roles.
Genius will chronicle the life and work of Spanish painter Picasso, one of the 20th century’s most influential and celebrated artists. The new season, set for a 2018 premiere, is from Fox 21 Television Studios, and will again be executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment, Madison Wells Media’s OddLot Entertainment and EUE/Sokolow. Showrunner, executive producer and writer Ken Biller returns for the new season. Production begins this month and will shoot in cities throughout Europe for the 10-episode anthology series.
Rich will play young Pablo Picasso. Poésy is Francoise Gilot, a French painter and best-selling author whose decadelong affair with Picasso yielded two children; Roché is Emile Gilot, Francoise’s tyrannical father; Sheehan plays Carlos Casagemas, a Spanish art student and poet who was one of Picasso’s closest friends; Delevingne portrays Marie-Thérèse Walter, a lover and muse of Picasso, who mothered his first daughter; and Franciosi is Fernande Olivier, a French artist and model who Picasso painted more than 60 portraits of.
They join returning cast members from the first season of the franchise, Samantha Colley (The Crucible) as Dora Maar, a French photographer and painter who was also Picasso’s lover and muse; T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy, The Catch) as Max Jacob, one of Picasso’s first friends in Paris; Seth Gabel (Salem) as Guillaume Apollinaire, one of the foremost poets of the 20th century and a frequent collaborator with Picasso; and Johnny Flynn (Lovesick), as French actor Alain Cuny.
Production begins this month and will shoot in cities all over Europe for the 10-episode anthology series.
“Working with a repertory company of versatile actors playing different roles in different seasons of a show has long been on my professional bucket list. To that end, bringing together many of our original Genius cast with an impressive roster of new international actors to tell the rich and provocative story of Pablo Picasso is truly a thrill,” said Biller, executive producer and showrunner, who will also direct the first episode.