The Go90 series “HeyUSAx” traveled to eight cities over the course of four months, shooting a new episode in each one over the course of three or four days. That production schedule might not have been any more brutal than the average globe-trotting reality show, but sibling hosts Marcus and Cody Johns’ status as Vine stars did put some added pressure on the production.
During their downtime, between scaling mountains and training to be MMA fighters, the Johns couldn’t just lounge on canvas chairs on nap in RVs. They had to feed the social video beast, working on their own six-second Vine videos, as well as content for the social media team from show producers Astronauts Wanted.
Now, that “HeyUSAx” has wrapped its first season, there’s still a little more to share. The team at Astronauts Wanted has just released a blooper real from the show (below).
Watching the Johns brothers prepare for their stunts — including a jump off a 40-bridge into a shallow river — had Astronauts Wanted SVP of production Raul Celaya on edge, but it was also his favorite part of the experience.
“The best and worst moments were the anticipation right before the bull was released from the gate,” Celaya told VideoInk. “They obviously had a very costly insurance package to make sure that they were okay, but the nature of the stunts that they were doing always had an element of danger.”