Child Genius is to return to Channel 4 in 2015 for a third series.
A five-part series, produced by Wall to Wall, will once again follow 20 highly intelligent children as they compete to be crowned the UK’s Child Genius of the Year.
The series will explore the different ways parents bring up their gifted children and how a child handles growing up often feeling different to their peers. Child Genius will capture the families at home as the children prepare to take on their intellectual competitors, and will shine a light on the highs and lows of being one of Britain’s brightest 8 -12 year olds.
“We’re delighted to build on the success of the first two series, in highlighting what it’s like to be considered a gifted child in the UK today. From families who have a study programme for their children, to those whose children’s ability has been recognised but who haven’t yet had a chance to shine, Channel 4 also wants to explore parenting in the modern age.” – Channel 4’s Factual Entertainment Commissioning Editor, Lucy Leveugle
Child Genius was commissioned by Leveugle and will be executive produced by Wall to Wall’s Mark Saben.