Prime Video has confirmed that The Test, its docuseries taking viewers behind the scenes of the Australian men’s cricket team, will return in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide on January 13th.
The series is produced with Cricket Australia, and Whooshka Media and is directed by Adrian Brown (The Test Season One) and Sheldon Wynne.
Season Two follows the team’s journey after the exit of captain Tim Paine and the subsequent departure of coach Justin Langer. Navigating their way through disruption and an uncertain world, the players pull back the curtain to the inner workings of the team.
The series goes behind closed doors and follows the 2021/22 Test Season, where the players face off against archrivals England, play cricket in Pakistan for the first time in more than two decades, and duel with Sri Lanka in the middle of anti-government protests.
“The Test Season One was the biggest sports series Prime Video has launched locally, and we can’t wait to show Australian and international audiences a more personal side to the Australian men’s cricket team,” said Tyler Bern, head of content, Prime Video Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.
“The 2021/22 Test Season was full of highs and lows, and The Test Season Two will give an insider look at the transition of leadership with Pat Cummins as captain, the historic 24-year return to Pakistan, the tour of the crisis-torn Sri Lanka, and incredible achievements of Scott Boland, Nathan Lyon, and ‘comeback king’ Usman Khawaja.”
Richard Ostroff, head of broadcast and production at Cricket Australia, said, “Season One of The Test on Prime Video took fans into the inner sanctum of the national team and enthralled fans across the country.
“We knew Season Two needed to live up to the standard of its predecessor whilst offering new insights for viewers. As a result of the terrific collaboration between our players and the production teams at CA, Whooshka, and Prime Video, I am thrilled to say Season Two does just that.
“Viewers will experience the unique world our elite Men’s cricketers inhabit, whilst seeing from the inside how they navigate significant challenges both on and off the field. It is compelling.”