Prime Video announces ‘The Test’ S2

Prime Video announces ‘The Test’ S2

New Delhi: Prime Video on Wednesday announced four-part Australian Amazon Original documentary series ‘The Test Season 2’, which will be launched in early 2023.

Produced by Cricket Australia and Whooshka Media, this season will see the return of Adrian Brown (The Test: A New Era for Australia’s Cricket Team), who is co-directing with Sheldon Wynne.

The documentary is a behind-the-scenes look at the Australian men’s cricket team as they strive to be the best team in the world in the face of dramatic leadership changes.

Weeks away from the first Ashes Test match, Pat Cummins takes on the captaincy in the wake of Tim Paine’s decision to resign. Faced with Paine’s departure, along with Justin Langer’s looming resignation from the role of senior coach, Cummins and the team now hold the responsibility of writing their own legacy. ‘The Test Season Two’ is an insight into modern leadership and empowerment at the highest level of sport. And along the way, the players invite us into their lives away from the field. ​

“We all know Australians have a huge appetite for cricket, but the success of ‘The Test’ Season One was overwhelming, so commissioning a second season was an obvious choice for us,” said Tyler Bern, head of content, Prime Video Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

“We are delighted to once again be working with Cricket Australia and Adrian Brown, whose unprecedented access to the team in the first season gave global audiences a look inside the transition and growth of the side through the undefeated Ashes Series, the historic return to Pakistan, the tour of the crisis-torn Sri Lanka, and a tumultuous time for leadership on the Australian men’s cricket team,” Bern added.

Richard Ostroff, head of broadcast & production at Cricket Australia, said: “After the success of Season One, we knew the bar was set high. Audiences across the country and around the world have shown they are gripped by the inner-sanctum access and machinations of Australia’s most loved sporting team. Throughout the ups and downs of the last 12 months, the players demonstrated outstanding leadership and devotion to doing our country proud.”

Co-directors Sheldon Wynne and Adrian Brown added: “We are very proud to again be given unique access to produce another behind-the-scenes documentary series about the Australian cricket team. The players have given us access not only to their professional lives, but also their personal lives and we are excited to share their stories with an international audience.”

‘The Test Season Two’ is produced by Amazon Studios in collaboration with Cricket Australia and Whooshka Media. The producers are Mish Armstrong, Adrian Brown, and Sheldon Wynne. The co-directors are Sheldon Wynne and Adrian Brown.


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