The life and times of one of Australia’s most colourful sporting personalities will be documented in the upcoming miniseries, Warnie.
Channel Seven is dipping its toes into the cricket sphere – typically dominated by Channel Nine – in acquiring the rights to the series, reportedly focusing on the scandals of “the greatest cricketer of his generation”.
On Thursday, Newscorp outlets reported the show had been unveiled in television’s annual early ad-selling season.
There was no word on whether the show would cover Warne’s penchant for texting.
Channel Seven has also optioned a miniseries on another beloved Australian character: Paul Hogan of Crocodile Dundee fame.
That series will be called Hoges: The Paul Hogan Story, and will aim to emulate the success of last year’s wildly successful biographical miniseries on Molly Meldrum, Molly.
The network, which also had success with the story of Australian band INXS in 2016, will also air a special on Australian actress and singer Olivia Newton-John.
According to The Australian, Warne – who did not authorise Spun Out, the 2007 biography the series is said to have optioned – is “not involved” in the project.
Warne is currently contracted to Channel Nine as a cricket commentator.