This is every part you could know concerning the upcoming special.
What date and time will “Highwire Stay in Occasions Square with Nik Wallenda” air?
The 2-hour special will air stay at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 23, on ABC. It is going to be hosted by famed sportscaster Michael Strahan and Erin Andrews.
How excessive will the Wallendas’ stroll be, and the way lengthy will it’s?
The highwire can be 25 tales up.
The Wallendas might be walking between 1 Occasions Square, located at the south end of the open area of Occasions Sq. at forty second Road, and a couple of Occasions Sq., situated simply north of the TKTS booth at 47th Road. This can be a distance of 1,300 ft, or a few quarter of a mile.
What is going to occur in the course of the stroll?
Nik will start at one end and Lijana will start at the different. They’ll meet within the center and cross paths earlier than they every proceed to the other finish from the place they started.
“So many elements are involved in an occasion of this magnitude, however it’ll all come right down to the moment when Nik and Lijana step onto the highwire and we’re masking every second stay,” Strahan stated. “This shall be in contrast to any stunt you’ve got ever seen, and the truth that it’s occurring 25 tales above New York City’s Occasions Square makes this all of the more fascinating.”
What else to know concerning the special
The special will function more concerning the Wallenda family’s history, their preparation for this stunt and exclusive interviews. The night time is about to be a triumphant comeback for Lijana, who was involved in a tragic accident in 2017 when she and other members of the family’s troupe fell 30 ft during rehearsal and have been significantly injured.
“It is exciting to be a part of this unimaginable occasion especially when Nik and Lijana are sending a message of power and fearlessness within the face of probably the most tragic obstacle,” Andrews stated. “Watching Lijana return to the wire after her near-deadly accident will really be one of the biggest comebacks of all time.”
What else to know concerning the Wallendas
Nik and Lijanna are the seventh era of the “Great Wallendas,” who can hint their family’s demise-defying circus stunts again to the Austro-Hungarian empire courting back 200 years. The siblings’ great-grandfather, Karl Wallenda, brought the family over from Germany to the U.S., the place they performed with The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Nik stated their Occasions Sq. attempt can pay homage to the family’s first efficiency in America in 1928, which was in New York’s Madison Sq. Backyard.
What have been Nik Wallenda’s other massive stunts?
This won’t be the primary nationally televised stunt for Nik, whose nickname is “King of the Highwire.” In 2012, he walked throughout Niagara Falls, and in 2013, he walked throughout the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon.