The TV gods have smiled upon us today, with a report in the Daily Telegraph indicating that a major commercial network is very close to finalising a deal for a mini-series about the life and many, many loves of Shane Warne.


Nine have expressed an interest in the show as a possible sequel to the ratings winner that was Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, but per the latest reports, Channel 7 are looking likely to close the deal, pending a Screen Australia funding decision this week.

While Warney obviously had quite a prolific bowling career, his romantic life is expected to play a major part in the series, particularly his rocky relationship with model and actress Liz Hurley.

Paparazzi broke the story of Warne and Hurley’s relationship in 2010, and they confirmed their engagement in 2011, but called it off two years later, and would later ask for his engagement ring back. 

From his status as Australia’s most high-profile Tinder user to his recent thirst-liking of Emily Ratajkowski‘s posts on Instagram and the whole Brynne Edelstein situation, he’s certainly given the filmmakers a lot of material to work with. 

Assuming the deal goes ahead, Seven will announce more details of the series, including casting, at its upfronts next month.

Source: The Daily Telegraph.

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