Genius

Genius

  • Seasons:
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
**THIS IS A SEASON PASS (PRE-ORDER) PURCHASE. NEW EPISODES FOR THIS SEASON WILL AUTOMATICALLY APPEAR IN YOUR LIBRARY AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.** GENIUS is an Emmy-winning anthology series that dramatizes the fascinating stories of the world’s most brilliant innovators, exploring their extraordinary achievements along with their volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships. The third season will explore Aretha Franklin’s musical genius and incomparable career, as well as the immeasurable impact and lasting influence she has had on music and culture around the world. Grammy Award winner Franklin was a gospel prodigy and outspoken civil rights champion; she is widely considered to be the greatest singer of the past 50 years, receiving countless honors throughout her career.
**THIS IS A SEASON PASS (PRE-ORDER) PURCHASE. NEW EPISODES FOR THIS SEASON WILL AUTOMATICALLY APPEAR IN YOUR LIBRARY AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.** GENIUS is an Emmy-winning anthology series that dramatizes the fascinating stories of the world’s most brilliant innovators, exploring their extraordinary achievements along with their volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships. The third season will explore Aretha Franklin’s musical genius and incomparable career, as well as the immeasurable impact and lasting influence she has had on music and culture around the world. Grammy Award winner Franklin was a gospel prodigy and outspoken civil rights champion; she is widely considered to be the greatest singer of the past 50 years, receiving countless honors throughout her career.

Season 3 (8 episodes)

  • 1. Aretha: Respect

    Original air date: 03/21/2021 Runtime: 57:14 min.

    Original air date: 03/21/2021 Runtime: 57:14 min. Desperate for a hit, Aretha travels to Muscle Shoals in 1967 to record her first album with Atlantic Records.

  • 2. Aretha: Until the Real Thing Comes Along

    Original air date: 03/21/2021 Runtime: 47:18 min.

    Original air date: 03/21/2021 Runtime: 47:18 min. Struggling to find her sound, Aretha meets Jerry Wexler in 1964. Little Re goes on her first Gospel tour in 1954, led by her father, C.L. Franklin.

  • 3. Aretha: Do Right Woman

    Original air date: 03/22/2021 Runtime: 50:17 min.

    Original air date: 03/22/2021 Runtime: 50:17 min. Aretha juggles her music career and her commitment to the civil rights movement in 1967 and 1968, led by Martin Luther King Jr.

  • 4. Aretha: Unforgettable

    Original air date: 03/22/2021 Runtime: 43:34 min.

    Original air date: 03/22/2021 Runtime: 43:34 min. Aretha is featured on the cover of Time Magazine in 1968. Barbara and Young C.L. Franklin struggle to establish themselves in Memphis in 1941.

  • 5. Aretha: Young, Gifted and Black

    Original air date: 03/23/2021 Runtime: 47:35 min.

    Original air date: 03/23/2021 Runtime: 47:35 min. Aretha Franklin records her protest album “Young, Gifted and Black” in 1970. Meanwhile, Little Re loses her mother in 1952.

  • 6. Aretha: Amazing Grace

    Original air date: 03/23/2021 Runtime: 51:05 min.

    Original air date: 03/23/2021 Runtime: 51:05 min. Aretha records her best-selling Gospel album “Amazing Grace” in 1972, while Little Re discovers that she’s pregnant with her second child in 1956.

  • 7. Aretha: Chain of Fools

    Original air date: 03/24/2021 Runtime: 50:19 min.

    Original air date: 03/24/2021 Runtime: 50:19 min. Aretha struggles to stay relevant as she enters the age of disco. She meets Arista founder Clive Davis and parts ways with Jerry Wexler.

  • 8. Aretha: No One Sleeps

    Original air date: 03/24/2021 Runtime: 44:31 min.

    Original air date: 03/24/2021 Runtime: 44:31 min. Despite significant emotional losses, including a second divorce and death of her father in 1984, Aretha pushes herself artistically and triumphs.