Discovery Channel has greenlighted medical research docuseries First In Human: The Trials of Building 10 with The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons as narrator and executive producer. The three-part documentary series, produced by McGee Media, begins airing on Thursday, May 18 at 9 PM on Discovery.
Directed by Emmy winner John Hoffman (The Alzheimer’s Project) and executive produced by Hoffman and Emmy winner Dyllan McGee (Teddy In His Own Words), First in Human gives viewers unprecedented access inside the National Institutes of Health’s Building 10, the largest hospital in the world devoted solely to research where some of medicine’s riskiest and most critical research is done. Previous trials in the building led to the development of modern chemotherapy treatments, the first treatments for HIV/AIDS, and the first successful gene therapy.
First in Human explores the lives of the doctors, researchers, and patients who together make progress possible in this cutting-edge testing ground. The docuseries represents the first time cameras have embedded in Building 10 and followed first in human patients throughout their entire trial. The unique access is the product of Hoffman’s nearly twenty years of filmmaking in partnership with the NIH on projects such as The Alzheimer’s Project and The Weight of the Nation.