Actor Antonio Banderas will portray Pablo Picasso in National Geographic’s “Genius” Season 2. The first season of “Genius”, which starred Geoffrey Rush as Einstein, was recently nominated for 10 Emmys, and was watched by over 45 million viewers globally, according to Variety.
Picasso worked for 80 years, creating around 50,000 works, including some of the 20th-century's most iconic art.
“The life story of Pablo Picasso has long since fascinated me and I have so much respect for this man, who also comes from my birthplace Málaga,” Banderas said. “I am thrilled to work with National Geographic, Brian, Ron, Ken and the rest of the ‘Genius’ team to tell an authentic story of one of the most innovative painters in the world.”