Another one bites the dust. Family of the legendary artist says they feel no R-E-S-P-E-C-T when it comes to new biopic. Genius is a series on National Geographic that spotlights the world’s greatest innovators such as Picasso, Albert Einstein and others. Genius Aretha aired last night on Sunday, March 21st. Actress Cynthia Erivo plays the Queen of Soul in the 8-part mini-series.