EXCLUSIVE: Prime Video’s ‘The Test’ returning for a 3rd season in 2024

 

 

Photo- Prime Video, Jordan Bradley, Dec. 1, 2023.

MELBOURNE, 4 December 2023: Prime Video is all set to start streaming its popular documentary ‘The Test’ season Three, focussing on the tumultuous 2023 Ashes series in England, and its emotional impact on the Australian men’s cricket team. Produced by Amazon MGM Studios, Cricket Australia, and Whooshka Media, the documentary will launch on Prime Video globally in 2024. The executive producers are Mish Armstrong, Adrian Brown, and Richard Ostroff. The co-directors are Sheldon Wynne and Brown.

This season also covers the 2023 ICC World Test Championship Final, which the Australian team won. The Test Season Three will launch exclusively in over 240 countries and territories in 2024.

The Test Season Three follows the Australian men’s cricket team as they embark on a gruelling 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,” says a Prime Video media release.

“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,” said Hushidar Kharas, head of Prime Video Australia and New Zealand.

“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.”

“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,” said Richard Ostroff, head of broadcasting and production at Cricket Australia. “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.”

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,” said Whooshka Media’s Adrian Brown and Sheldon Wynne, the directors of The Test Season Three. “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.”

“Prime members will be able to watch all episodes of The Test anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV and stream online. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost. Prime Video is available in Australia at no extra cost to a Prime membership for just AU$9.99/month, new customers can find out more at www.primevideo.com and subscribe to a free 30-day trial,” says the media release.

ICC Chief Executive, Geoff Allardice said, “We are very excited to be entering a new four-year partnership with Prime Video for ICC cricket rights in Australia. The recently concluded Men’s Cricket World Cup has highlighted the interest and passion for ICC Events across the globe, and especially in Australia where cricket fans have enjoyed the recent success of their men’s and women’s teams. We look forward to working with Prime Video Australia to provide an innovative coverage of world class cricket to more fans in Australia.”

 

 

By Neeraj Nanda

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