Dons Digital is taking you on the journey to Essendon’s 2021 season in a new docuseries released throughout pre-season.

The Road to 2021 will give you behind-the-scenes access to pre-season as the Bombers begin a fresh chapter under new senior coach Ben Rutten.

The first episode, Future Starts Now, is a short one focusing on the players’ early start to pre-season through interviews with young gun Andrew McGrath and second-year ruckman Nick Bryan.

The second episode, New Beginnings, explores the early weeks of the first pre-season under Rutten, before taking a candid look at the workings of the recruiting team in a draft that welcomed three top-10 selections for the first time in Essendon history.

The third episode, Past Fuels Future, shows how Rutten is embedding the Essendon DNA in his squad, drawing on the Bombers' proud past to fuel their future. With round one fast approaching, head of high performance Sean Murphy gives insights into pre-season, while there's added excitement on the track with the arrival of four potential father-son recruits.

The fourth episode, Building the Culture, brings the Bombers’ on-field leaders into the spotlight, showing how they’re driving the foundations to build a sustainable culture at the club.