The eldest daughter of the late cricketer Shane Warne has slammed Nine’s plans for Warnie
Eldest daughter of the late cricketer Shane Warne has slammed Nine’s plans for a two part bio-drama.
Brooke Warne, the eldest daughter of the late cricketer Shane Warne has slammed Nine’s plans for Warnie, a two part bio-drama, announced yesterday at its annual Upfronts.
“Do any of you have any respect for Dad? Or his family? Who did so much for Channel 9 and now you want to dramatise his life and our families (sic) life 6 months after he passed away? You are beyond disrespectful,” she wrote on Instagram.
“He’s only been dead for a couple of months and for them to turn this around and think about doing some sensational thing, well they should be ashamed of themselves,” Warner’s long-time manager James Erskine told The Herald Sun at the time.
In April Head of Drama Andy Ryan told TV Tonight, consultations would continue with Warne’s family.
“His life was so intriguing, and a work in progress. It became more intriguing and interesting with every passing year and it’s a tragedy that Shane died so young. But the outpouring of grief adds an extra dimension. He’s definitely flawed, but a genius, a rogue and a rascal,” he said.
“Our relationship with him at the time, and now, has ebbed and flowed…we’ve seen the best and worst of ourselves in him. At the core, he was a genius cricketer but we don’t want to tell just a story about a genius cricketer. He was also a cultural icon but we don’t just want to tell a story about a cultural icon.”
He added, “Which phase of Shane’s life will we foreground? I think it’s fair to say a cradle to the grave biopic is not our style.”
Warnie was previously the name of Nine’s variety show, hosted by the cricketing legend in 2010.
Seven previously announced a Warne drama in 2017 but did not proceed.
Courtesy: TV Tonight
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