Angel Courts Death Live on A&E
July 7, 2008 10:18 AM
An upcoming stunt by magician Criss Angel should drum up more than the usual buzz for his returning A&E series, “Criss Angel Mindfreak,” because he’s performing a death-defying deed live.
In this season’s second episode this summer, Mr. Angel will be fastened inside a Miami hotel that’s due for demolition. Under the unblinking eye of a robotic camera, he will attempt to escape before the building implodes.
Since it will take too long to run from the exploding structure, he’ll exit through the roof, one hopes, and escape the conflagration in a waiting helicopter.
If the stunt doesn’t go well, watching the rest of the season’s episodes could be anticlimactic, to say the least.
“You’ll have to watch to find out if he makes it out on time,” said Guy Slattery, marketing head for A&E. “We’re hoping he does.”