Global e-commerce and entertainment tech giant Amazon is launching a new docuseries centered on the Australian Men’s Cricket Team for its Prime Video streaming platform.
The Test: A New Era for Australia’s Team follows one of the world’s best cricket teams, following a ball tampering scandal in 2018 that led to sanctions from Cricket Australia against three players, in a match against South Africa.
The series charts the team’s fall from grace following the scandal, and its journey to reclaim its title, as well as its integrity and standing in the world of cricket.
“As we continue to increase production of Australian Amazon Original series, our goal is to tell local stories that resonate with our Prime members and we believe that The Test will do just that,” said James Farrell, VP of international originals at Amazon Studios, in a statement. “In working with Cricket Australia, we’ve captured the spirit of the nation’s sport that will be sure to delight both fans of the game as well as those who enjoy an amazing comeback story of redemption. We’re excited to launch this series exclusively for our Prime members in Australia and around the world.”
“Our national team, led by Tim Paine, Aaron Finch and Justin Langer, have been on a considerable journey over the past 18 months,” added Richard Ostroff, head of broadcast and production at Cricket Australia. “The Test has captured the highs and lows of this story intimately and we are thrilled to work with Amazon Prime Video to bring this story to cricket fans around the world.”
The Test will launch on Prime Video in Australia and over 200 countries and territories in early 2020.
(Photo courtesy of the Australian Men’s Cricket Team, via Facebook)