Brandon McMillan is an animal behaviorist, and in this series he will travel the world to research nocturnal animals. Since the dawn of time, man has feared what happens when the lights go out. From the shivers down our spines when coyotes howl to the involuntary jumps when snakes hiss and the uncontrollable urge to run when confronted with bright, beady eyes, nighttime is about the unknown, and it scares us to death.
Tapping into these primal fears, "NIGHT" takes viewers into the darkness to experience the wonder and terror of nocturnal nature and all its animal activities. Host and animal expert Brandon McMillan goes on a global quest through jungles, forests and savannahs to capture rarely seen animal behaviors at night. From giant Humboldt squid cannibalizing each other to the evasive nature of the Amazon’s most poisonous snake and the nighttime blood baths of the mythological vampire bat, "NIGHT" finds out what comes alive when the sun goes down.
Each episode of "NIGHT" takes McMillan to a new location where he utilizes local animal experts to help him track down and study animals that thrive after dark. Drawing from his years of experience training animals, coupled with the adrenaline of youth and adventure, McMillan faces every situation head on as he swims with sharks, comes face to face with a pride of hungry lions and is cornered by a protective hippo—all with the added intensity of utter darkness.
“I think it’s in our nature to be afraid of the dark,” says McMillan. “When we’re kids, we’re taught that monsters such as werewolves and vampires come out at night, but this show examines the real nocturnal animals—and sometimes they’re just as frightening.”
Although humans lack the keen senses that allow animals to be active and productive at night, fortunately for McMillan, science can make up for what nature forgot. Throughout "NIGHT", he utilizes several technologies that are vital to the success of his nighttime excursions. Night vision, thermal imagery, parabolic microphones, infrared beacons and other custom-designed devices help McMillan navigate the pitch-black habitats, uncovering animals that could never be seen in the dark with the naked eye. (Source: http://animal.discovery.com/tv/night/about.html)