Behind every great genius was a great rival – an unstoppable adversary whose incredible vision, determination and ambition is their match. Out of their struggles came the world’s most brilliant inventions, the spoils of the heated battle between competitors. Now, in a stunning 8-part mini-series, the ultimate rivals for posterity clash, lose everything or triumph. American Genius reveals the fateful forces behind the greatest competitions for innovation. Their conflict plays out on the most epic and human of scales, pitting history’s brightest minds against each other, in the race to lay claim to the future.