Prime Video has announced the global premiere date for Season 2 of The Test, its popular docuseries about the Australian men’s cricket team. Check out the trailer.
When a show does really well, it’s a no-brainer that the producer would want to create that success again. Thus, another season of The Test. Season 1 of this sports docuseries is Prime Video Australia’s most successful sports series to date.
So fans of the show will be thrilled to know that The Test: Season 2, an Amazon Original, premieres globally on Friday January 13, 2023, exclusively on Prime Video.
This series offers a rare behind-the-scenes look into the lives of the Australian men’s cricket team, which includes captain Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland, David Warner, and Usman Khawaja.
The new season follows the team after the exit of former captain Tim Paine and the subsequent departure of former coach Justin Langer. As the players navigate their way through disruptive leadership changes and an uncertain world, they pull back the curtain and give viewers behind-the-scenes insight into the inner workings of the team as they strive to be the best in the world.
The four-part series goes behind closed doors and follows the 2021-22 Test Season, where the players face off against archrival 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.
A production of Amazon Studios in collaboration with Cricket Australia and Whooshka Media, The Test: Season 2 sees the return of Adrian Brown, who directed Season 1 and co-directs the new season with Sheldon Wynne. Producing the series are Mish Armstrong, Adrian Brown, and Richard Ostroff.
Said Tyler Bern, head of content, Prime Video Australia, New Zealand, and Canada:
“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. 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, commented:
“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.”
And co-directors Sheldon Wynne and Adrian Brown added:
“While Season One focussed [sic] on the rebuilding of the Australian men’s team in the eyes of the Australian public, this series takes viewers closer to the player experience and into their lives off the pitch. Whether it be Pat Cummins talking us through the challenges of juggling his test captaincy with his new fatherhood, or Usman Khawaja speaking at an Islamic college about his challenges growing up, the stories of the players are rare, and sometimes profound, insights into this new generation of cricketers. We feel audiences are going to get to know the Australian men’s Test team in a way they never have before.”
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