Shane Warne’s unofficial TV miniseries is expected to be a wart-and-all depiction of the legendary spin king scandal and women’s game
- Nine and Stan reportedly in pre-production of new Shane Warne biopic
- Seven ditched his own project in 2017 set to focus on his scandal
- Nine is known to be interested in the project after Seven dumped it
- Synopsis for series Seven says Shane ‘rolled from scandal to scandal’
The upcoming unofficial miniseries about the late Shane Warne will uncover some of the more embarrassing moments of the spin king.
Nine and Stan are reportedly in pre-production for a biopic slated to release next year, following the cricket legend’s death in Thailand on March 4 from a suspected heart attack.
Seven had plans of their own to make a series at Warne in 2016, but the idea was eventually scrapped due to being shunned by the leg makers themselves.
The project synopsis reads: ‘Shane Warne is a walking tabloid headline. Women, parties, women, high life and women.
‘He is happy to be married but can’t help himself. And as he rolled from scandal to scandal he was also, through it all, the greatest cricketer of his generation.’
An upcoming unofficial miniseries about the late Shane Warne (pictured with Elizabeth Hurley) is set to uncover some of the more embarrassing king of the loop moments.
It is understood that Nine became interested in the series after being dumped by Seven.
Nine bosses have yet to confirm whether it will be made by the same production company as Seven’s ‘Warnie’ series, News Corp reports.
Nine chief Andy Ryan said in March the biopic would be ‘larger than life’.
“Warnie’s life is full of drama, like the man himself,” Ryan told The Sydney Morning Herald. ‘This miniseries will be larger than life – entertaining, challenging, thought provoking.’
“He is a sports legend, a national treasure, an international icon, but he is also a criminal, a rogue and a charmer and a disabled man.
‘The outpouring of national grief over his death has shown us – if we need to tell – how much influence he has had on the national conversation.’
Seven had plans for his own series at Warne, focusing on some of his more famous moments, but they ended up being canceled
While it’s unclear who will fill Warne’s place in the series Nine, his ex-wife Simone Callahan and ex-partner Elizabeth Hurley are likely to be key characters.
warning married to his childhood sweetheart Simone of 10 years, have three children together: Jackson, Summer and Brooke.
The couple separated after a decade and in a documentary he recalls being caught cheating on him with Simone, which led to their marriage breaking down in 2005.
Warne died of a suspected heart attack in Thailand on March 4. News of his death shocked the sports world
Warne said that, ‘unfortunately there is a story that separates me from two women… Simone reads that story.’
He then went on to have a high profile relationship with Elizabeth Hurley in late 2010, before he put the question to actress Austin Powers in September 2011.
Unfortunately, the couple separated in 2013.
Warne later branded his romance with Elizabeth as ‘the happiest moment of his life.’
Example: Simone Callahan and Shane were married from 1995 to 2005. They reconciled once again, but separated again for the last time in 2010. Photo in 2010