A modern team of explorers venture to the legendary "Lost World"- the remote jungle plateau of Roraima in Venezuela. Cut off from time and the jungle below, feared by natives because of "evil spirits", flying reptiles and other beasts, Roraima has sparked human imagination since the time of the 19th century explorers. Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle based his book "The Lost World" (1912) about men and dinosaurs on the tales from early explorers to this plateau. This was the inspiration for Jurassic Park. The modern expedition team encounters the animals, people and extreme habitat on its route across the Gran Sabana and up the 9000 ft. mountain. Once there they explore a new cave system, that may well contain new forms of life.
Taking place deep in the heart of red-state America, the hour long special follows a squad of self-appointed Bigfoot hunters, made up of war veterans, ex-lawmen and "hardcore woodsmen," into the forests of rural Louisiana. Though there's some talk up front about wanting a Bigfoot specimen to further the cause of science, it's soon apparent that this show is really about the joy of the hunt.
In 2010-11, explorer scientist Niall McCann made his television debut as the host of a one hour award-winning PBS Television special “Lost in the Amazon” also produced by Gryphon Productions. He’s currently completing his PhD (University of Cardiff) on Baird’s Tapir in the Honduran jungle. Niall is in the process of creating a Wildlife Preserve in Guyana and has petitioned the Honduran Government to protect and patrol his study site- the domain of the Tapir and other wildlife. In his work on Biggest & Baddest (2011-2013), pursuing large and formidable creatures worldwide, he has been promoting animal conservation and the dilemmas facing many of these species seen in the series.