Amazon announces Australian Original docu-series in production with the Australian Football League (AFL) and produced by JAM TV Australia
The series follows six iconic AFL individuals, including Eddie Betts, Rory Sloane, Nic Naitanui, Stephen Coniglio, Peggy O’Neal and Stuart Dew through unprecedented behind-the-scenes footage as they take on the 2020 season
June 4, 2020 – Amazon Prime Video today announced it has commenced production with the Australian Football League (AFL) and JAM TV Australia, on a brand new docu-series that follows six key individuals from six teams for their 2020 season of the AFL, the iconic game treasured by many Aussies across the country. The untitled docu-series will launch exclusively in over 200 countries and territories in 2021.
The brand new series will give Prime members an exclusive behind the scenes look into the 2020 Toyota AFL Premiership Season, which has been impacted amidst the global COVID-19 crisis. Following four legendary players, a coach and an administrator across six different teams, the docu-series will provide a unique insight into the daily challenges and struggles on and off the field of professional football as they navigate their way through the season and these unprecedented times. As the new AFL season recommences for 2020, the six participants will offer viewers an insider view to one of Australia’s historic sporting traditions and go on to bring to life their road to glory, as the docu-series is set to culminate with the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final.
“We are thrilled to be adding another Australian Amazon Original to our growing lineup for Prime members in Australia and around the world”, said James Farrell, Vice President of International Originals at Amazon Studios. “We’ve been investing in Australian content for several years, and are excited to add to that momentum with this exciting project. Prime Video has commissioned four Amazon Original series in Australia since 2019, including The Test: A New Era for Australia’s Team, a series of 10 stand-up comedy specials by some of Australia’s best comedians, LOL: Last One Laughing Australia with Rebel Wilson and the upcoming Back to The Rafters. We are looking forward to continuing our work with talented Australian producers and crew teams across the country to bring the AFL docu-series to our Prime members globally.”
About JAM TV Australia
JAM TV is one of Australia’s largest independent production companies specialising in sport and entertainment. Each year, JAM TV produces more than 1000 hours of content to major broadcasters from original formats, live sport and studio based entertainment. For more information, visit https://jamtvaustralia.com.au