Alex Williams in Warnie

Mini-series Warnie about the life of Shane Warne is coming to Nine, here’s how to watch it

Liz Hurley and Simone Callahan will both be main characters in the drama.

It’s only been a little over a year since Shane Warne tragically passed away in Thailand of a heart attack, but there’s already a mini-series being released about his life.

Warne was equally – if not more – famous for his spicy personal life, as he was for his tremendous cricketing achievements. He married Elizabeth Hurley, sexted a British nurse while married and returned a positive drug test which caused him to be banned from cricket. All of which look to be included in the upcoming series.

The series will premiere on June 25 with a concluding episode on June 26 on Channel 9 and 9Now.

Despite Warne’s wild personal life, there’s no debating that he was one of the best cricketers of all time. And, the two-part drama is set to capture both the highs and lows of his career and his life.

Warnie. Nine.

“This is a man who never captained Australia, a sportsman who found himself in trouble, multiple times – at one point banned from the game he loved. Warnie lived his life in the spotlight, with every failing scrutinised by global media and had more than his fair share of controversy,” a press release for the series reads.

“Yet, in spite of all that, Shane Warne managed to retain the love of not only his family and friends but millions around the world.”

Will Liz Hurley feature in Warnie?

Yes, she will! UK-born actress Shanti Kali will play the part of Liz Hurley, and the series is set to reenact their famous meeting at the races in 2010. Warnie will also follow Warne’s relationship with his ex-wife Simone Callahan and detail the breakdown of their marriage.

Who’s in it?

Australian actor Alex Williams is playing the role of Warne, and the cast also features Anthony Hayes, Marny Kennedy, Jacqui Brennan and Jeremy Stanford.

Is there a trailer?

Yes, you can watch it below:

Warnie airs on June 25 and June 26 on Channel 9 and 9Now.

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