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Los Angeles, U.S.A — When darkness falls, our eyesight fails us and our imaginations run wild. In the US premiere of the Discovery Channel/BBC/Terra Mater Factual Studios co-production “The Dark”, airing Saturday, October 27 at 9PM ET/PT, one group of brave individuals faces the most primal of human fears, fear of the dark, and utilizes technology to unveil the world after dark and shed light on the riveting nighttime dramas of some remarkable animals such as jaguars, pumas, owl monkeys, and vampire bats.
A team comprised of biologists, wildlife experts, and specialist camera crews venture into Central and South America armed with thermal imaging, infrared cameras, and a fierce determination to unravel the mystery of what life is like after dark for the majority of animals who are nocturnal.
The team’s filming technology allows them to capture natural behavior without disturbing the wildlife, even in pitch black conditions, and throughout the course of their six-month expedition they will have to become creatures of the night themselves. They will wade through crocodile-filled rivers, brave shark-infested waters, discover bizarre creatures and witness never-before-seen behaviors, and come face-to-face with predators in some uncomfortably close encounters.
The resulting footage is exhilarating, immersive, and provides viewers a completely new perspective on wildlife at night. This is a hair-raising view humans have rarely been able to witness…until now. “The Dark” premieres Saturday, October 27 at 9PM ET/PT.
“The Dark” is a Discovery Channel/BBC/Terra Mater Factual Studios co-production. For BBC, Tim Martin is executive producer; Jonny Keeling is series producer; Rowan Musgrave, Susanna Handslip, and Will Ridgeon are the director/producers. For Discovery Channel, James Manfull is writer and executive producer with Meghan Keener; Christine Weber is vice president of production.