Carlton star and W Sports & Media athlete Eddie Betts plays a central role in the new Amazon Prime Video series Making Their Mark, which was released globally on Friday (March 12).
Making Their Mark offers a unique insight into the AFL inner sanctum during one of the most challenging years, with Betts one of the key figures filmed in the seven-part series.
Betts’ brutally honest insights feature prominently in the series, from dealing with racism and tackling the social issue, to personal doubts in his return to the Blues plus a heart-warming family reunion after returning from the AFL hub.
The docu-series follows six teams as they navigate the impact of COVID-19 to complete the 2020 season.
Betts, who has kicked 613 goals in 331 games heading into his 17th season, in 2021, admitted his family had to think long and hard before taking part in the Amazon production.
WATCH: Making Their Mark trailer
“We were going (to the hub) for four weeks and it ended up being 13 weeks so being away from family ended up being the hardest part about it all,” Betts told AAP at Amazon’s documentary launch.
“We weren’t fond of (the documentary) at first, we were just thinking how are we going to do this. We actually didn’t make the decision until the last minute.
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“There’s more pros than cons and we’ll look back in 20 years and say we captured the coronavirus affecting the AFL.”
Betts will release an autobiography in late 2021, with Simon & Schuster Australia to publish the book.