After first announcing its arrival in mid-2020, Amazon has now unveiled the details surrounding its forthcoming docu-series surrounding the events of the 2020 AFL season.
Dubbed Making Their Mark, the upcoming seven-part series will launch on Amazon Prime Video on March 12th, 2021, and “follows iconic AFL identities from six Australian teams throughout one of the most challenging seasons in AFL history”.
The series was first announced back in June of this year, with the AFL revealing that filmmakers were set to follow players and executives from six teams – including Nic Naitanui (West Coast Eagles Ruckman), Stuart Dew (Gold Coast Suns Senior Coach), Stephen Coniglio (Greater Western Sydney Giants Captain), Eddie Betts (Carlton Football Club forward), Rory Sloane, (Adelaide Football Club Captain), and the Senior Leadership of the Richmond Football Club (Peggy O’Neal, Brendon Gale, and Damien Hardwick) – offering fans unprecedented insight behind the scenes of the AFL.
“Making Their Mark is a true celebratory snapshot of the 2020 AFL season,” explained director Gil Marsden. “We were not only able to showcase the best of the best players at the top of their game, also the teams’ resilience on their road to victory. We could never have predicted when filming began the severe impact that COVID-19 would have on Australia, the AFL or our production.
“A crisis like this year tested the strength and determination of every team in the league, whilst the teams continue to be delivering the best AFL for fans across the year. It is an incredible honor to be trusted by our clubs to witness firsthand their sacrifices and challenges this season, which culminates on screen with Richmond’s epic Grand Final win.”