How Einstein met his first wife in an exclusive clip from the new TV show 'Genius'

Genius einstein first wife national geographicNational Geographic ChannelJohnny Flynn as young Albert Einstein, left, and Samantha Colley as his first wife, Mileva Marić, on ‘Genius.’

National Geographic Channel’s first scripted series, “Genius,” explores the larger-than-life Albert Einstein.

Premiering Tuesday, April 23, at 9 p.m.,”Genius” stars Johnny Flynn (Netflix’s “Lovesick”) as the physicist when he was a young man and Geoffrey Rush (“The King’s Speech,” “Shine”) as the elder Einstein, who is arguably the greatest scientific mind in history.

Executive produced by Oscar-winning “A Beautiful Mind” producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard (who also directed the premiere episode), the 10-episode series charts the scientist from childhood and features his tumultuous romances, controversial politics, immigration to the US, and ongoing war with the first director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover.

In Business Insider’s new exclusive sneak peek of the series, we learn how Einstein met his first wife Mileva Marić (Samantha Colley) in a science class. And while the sparks fly, they may not be the kind Einstein would have hoped for.

Watch Business Insider’s exclusive preview from “Genius” below:

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