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If there's one thing sports fans are constantly screaming out for, it's to be 'closer to the action'.
Whether that's in a literal sense by getting the best seats in the house at live games or by wanting to know each and every little detail about your favourite team or player to impart your wisdom to your mates down at the local pub.
Either way, giving fans a glimpse into what life is like behind closed doors of sports franchises is now a prerequisite in the modern sporting world - even Michael Jordan got in on the act.
The Test, which was centred around the rebirth of Australian cricket after the infamous 'Sandpaper Gate' scandal, was one of the best sports documentaries of recent times.
And following on from its success, Amazon Prime Video is set to release another original Australian docuseries called Making Their Mark.
The show will closely follow some of the biggest names in the AFL as they battle through 2020 both on and off the field.
In a rollercoaster year that had everything from bushfires to pandemics, it's no secret that sports teams across the globe were forced to adapt to the trickier times.
And all 18 AFL teams were no exception.
The seven-part doco, which will launch on 12 March 2021, will provide unprecedented access to the inner-workings of AFL clubs and how they handled the constantly-evolving COVID-19 situation.
Culminating in the relocation of the Victorian-based teams to entirely different states, the series also allows viewers to witness the impact of playing in empty stadiums, how clubs dealt with a twelve-week layoff and then the physical demands of a condensed season.
Throw in a brand new venue for the AFL Grand Final as well, and it's clear that the season was successfully completed against all odds.
"Making Their Mark is a true celebratory snapshot of the 2020 AFL season," said Making Their Mark 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."
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