Prime Video, Cricket Australia, and Whooshka Media have announced that the Australian Original docuseries The Test will return for its third and most-anticipated season yet.
The Test, Prime Video’s biggest sports documentary release in Australia, will be returning to screens across the globe next year when the docuseries returns with its third season.
As with the first two seasons, Season 3 will pull back the curtain on the Australian men’s cricket team, showcasing unprecedented access and never-before-seen footage of the most explosive moments of the tumultuous 2023 Ashes series, including its emotional impact on the team. The new season will also cover the 2023 ICC World Test Championship Final, which the Australian team won.
The Test: Season Three follows the Australian men’s cricket team as they embark on a grueling tour of England and face off against cricket’s two great superpowers: India, with a star-studded lineup featuring the legendary Virat Kohli, and England, who have redefined their game under Ben Stokes with their hyper-aggressive “BazBall” style of play. This season will explore the untold, emotional, and personal stories behind the iconic sporting moments, as the players are confronted with merciless opponents, hostile crowds, and the pressure of a legacy-defining tour.
Players such as Captain Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, and Alex Carey reflect on key moments with their families, as they also navigate the dual challenges of excelling at the highest level of cricket while juggling their treasured roles as fathers, sons, and husbands.
Said Hushidar Kharas, head of Prime Video Australia and New Zealand:
“As a cricket fan, I couldn’t wait to see what happened when the unstoppable force of ‘BazBall’ batting came up against the best test bowling lineup in the world. The 2023 Ashes were the most closely contested and memorable of recent times, and I am delighted to be able to relive them along with our customers in Australia and around the world. Prime Video is proud to have a long-standing relationship with Cricket Australia following the huge success of Seasons One and Two, and I cannot wait to see how directors Adrian Brown and Sheldon Wynne recount these iconic moments for the Australian cricket team.”
Richard Ostroff, head of broadcasting and production at Cricket Australia, stated:
“The third season of The Test captures the gripping tussle between Australia and India at the World Test Championship Final, and the extraordinary behind-the-scenes drama of the 2023 Ashes in England. Cricket fans in Australia and across the world will ride all the emotions and tight contests, as our players battle it out on the biggest stages of all. This series will be the best yet.”
And Whooshka Media’s Adrian Brown and Sheldon Wynne, the directors of The Test: Season Three, commented:
“The Test Season Two was hugely popular for audiences around the world, and we’re very excited to be returning for a third season with Prime Video and Cricket Australia. Given how dramatic the World Test Championship Final and The Ashes in England were, this season promises to share the riveting moments that took place behind the scenes, as well as the inspiring and emotional stories that show just how much this tour meant to our Australian men’s cricket team.”
Produced by Amazon MGM Studios in collaboration with Cricket Australia and Whooshka Media, The Test: Season Three will launch on Prime Video globally in 2024 (date tba). The executive producers are Mish Armstrong, Adrian Brown, and Richard Ostroff. The co-directors are Sheldon Wynne and Adrian Brown.
Stay tuned for updates.
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