Vine stars Cody and Marcus Johns hitting the road with ‘HeyUSAx’

The Astronauts Wanted series will live on both go90 and YouTube.

Feb 29, 2020, 12:54 pm*



Rae Votta

Marcus and Cody Johns are stretching their wings from the confines of a six-second vine to helm YouTube series HeyUSA_X, an around-the-country tour that will put the brothers in some extreme situations.

The pair took over the HeyUSA reigns from Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart, who are executive producers on the series, embarking on an extreme sport journey around the country this season. Each episode in the spinoff series will premiere in three parts on go90 from Tuesday through Thursday, with the main clip airing Fridays on the Astronauts Wanted channel.

In the official trailer, Marcus and Cody try out mixed martial arts, hop on snow bikes, ride a bull, and encounter a live shark. 

Across the board, each adventure is a surprise for the pair because the show doesn’t tell them where they are going or what they are going to do once they arrive, to preserve their authentic reactions to situations. Cody told the Daily Dot that the duo’s Vegas episode was the most surprising for him.

“We did something there that was totally unexpected,” he said. “From that episode on, it was hard for us to always predict what we were doing simply based on our present visual surroundings.”

Despite two separate hospital trips, Cody said he hopes everyone, not just fellow YouTubers, take the type of journey he and his brother went on with HeyUSA_X.

“We’re definitely blessed that this is what work is for us, we are very fortunate to do what we do,” he said. “It was a great experience, and there isn’t another dude out there I would rather embark on this journey it with.”

Screenshot via Astronauts Wanted /YouTube

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*First Published: Jan 20, 2016, 4:30 pm