Late Australian cricketer Shane Warne had an extraordinary life, not just on the field, but off the field as well. As he frequently mentioned in his book, the newspapers loved him. The leg spinner was always involved in some or the other controversies. Warne had a colourful life which will now be presented in front of the public in the form of a miniseries.
Nine Entertainment Co. is in discussions with a production firm to cover the dramatic life of the Australian star, who died on March 4 at the age of 52, following a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand.
Nine’s head of drama, Andy Ryan said that this miniseries will celebrate the life of their cricketing icon. He said that his life was full of events that make for great entertainment and a series.
Speaking to the Sydney Herald, he said, “Warnie’s life was so full of drama, like the man himself. This miniseries will be larger than life – entertaining, confronting, thought-provoking.
“He was a sporting legend, a national treasure, international kind of icon, but he was also a larrikin, a rogue and a charmer and a flawed man. The national outpouring of grief over his passing had shown us – if we needed telling – just what a sort of impact he’s had on the national conversation.”
Shane Warne had earlier written his autobiography titled ‘Shane Warne: No Spin’. The title of the book was to suggest that the story is as it is without any changes. The book did extremely well and the series too is expected to be big.
Meanwhile, Australian TV networks like Nine, Seven, ABC and Foxtel, all intend to telecast Warne’s funeral. He will be given a state honour on the 31st of March at the MCG.