Disney has announced that the National Geographic series, “Genius MLK/X”, will be coming to Disney+ in Canada on March 27th 2024, following its recent airing on the National Geographic linear channel.

This is the fourth season of “Genius”, and unlike previous seasons, which focused on one specific genius, this new season will explore the lives of two iconic geniuses: Dr Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

Setting the series apart from other retellings, “Genius: MLK/X” simultaneously explores the formative years, pioneering accomplishments, duelling philosophies and key personal relationships of both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) and Malcolm X (Aaron Pierre). While King advanced racial equality through nonviolent activism, X advocated for Black empowerment, identity and self-determination.

The eight-part series also brings their wives, Coretta Scott King (Weruche Opia) and Betty Shabazz (Jayme Lawson), to the forefront and shows them as formidable equals of the Movement. While King and X met only once and often challenged each other’s views, the two visionaries, with their wives leading by their sides, ultimately rose to pioneer a movement that lives on today.

Check out the trailer below:

This new series has been produced by 20th Television, along with Imagine Television.  For Imagine Television, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Kristen Zolner are executive producers. For Undisputed Cinema, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Gina Prince-Bythewood and Francie Calfo are executive producers. Raphael Jackson Jr. and Damione Macedon are showrunners and executive producers. For Madison Wells, Gigi Pritzker and Rachel Shane serve as executive producers. For EUE/Sokolow, Sam Sokolow is the executive producer. Jeff Stetson (“The Meeting”) penned the pilot and is executive producer. Channing Godfrey Peoples (“Miss Juneteenth”) directed the pilot episode and served as co-executive producer. Ambassador Shabazz served as a consulting producer.

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Roger Palmer

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