National Geographic Channels International has commissioned four specials about the human mind to complement its Brain Games series.
The programs will explore different facets of the brain and air as companion programming for season two of Brain Games, which will premiere internationally later this year.
Twofour will produce Blow Your Mind (one x 60 minutes), which uses experiments and hidden camera stunts to highlight day-to-day neural processes. Also, Windfall Films and So Shoot Me TV will produce Card Shark (one x 60 minutes), about the psychology behind card tricks; and Renegade Pictures will produce Street Smart (two x 60 minutes, working title), which will combine experiments, tests and CGI to quiz the public’s critical thinking abilities.
The previously announced Blink Films-produced series Going Ape, about the relationships between human and ape behavior, will air internationally in early summer under the title Ape Man (three x 60 minutes). The show will premiere on National Geographic Channel in the United States on May 13.
“These new series and specials investigate the way our brains and bodies really work, and all is revealed using mind-bending experiments and interactive stunts to boggle the eye and bewilder the senses,” said Hamish Mykura, NGCI’s EVP and head of international content, in a statement. “There will be astonishing revelations, humor and plenty of hard science, too.”