Warnie, Channel Nine’s controversial new miniseries dramatizing the scandal-ridden life of the late cricketing legend Shane Warne, premieres July 25 at 7pm.
And the family-friendly Sunday timeslot might surprise some viewers, as Nine uses steamy sex scenes to promote the two-part drama.
One trailer promises fans an eyeful of hot bedroom action featuring actors portraying Warne’s sensational romance with gorgeous model Liz Hurley.
Produced just months after the Spin King’s death in March 2022, Home and Away’s two-part drama stars Alex Williams as Shane and British actress Shanti Kali as Liz.
The second episode will air on Monday, June 26, reports a head of Nine’s coverage of the second Ashes test between England and Australia TV black box.
Warnie, Channel Nine’s controversial new miniseries dramatizing the scandal-ridden life of the late cricketing legend Shane Warne, premieres July 25 at 7pm. Pictured: Shane Warne and Liz Hurley seen in London in March 2013
It comes after reports that the big-budget drama’s protagonists ended up in hospital after a sex scene went wrong.
Marny Kennedy, who plays Simone Callahan, the late cricketer’s ex-wife The Herald Sun that she was rushed to the hospital when a bedroom scene with co-star Alex Williams went wrong.
Kennedy left the emergency room with a broken wrist, while Williams fractured the back of his head.
It comes after reports that the big-budget drama’s protagonists ended up in hospital after a sex scene went wrong. Alex Williams and Marny Kennedy (pictured), portray the late Shane Warne and his ex-wife Simone Callahan in Warnie. The show will depict their dramatic breakup
Explaining how the incident happened, the actress said, “We were walking down a hallway and we were supposed to go into the bedroom and land on the bed, but we both completely missed the bed.”
Meanwhile, Warne’s romance with Elizabeth Hurley will dominate the miniseries’ storyline.
In a racy scene in the new show, Liz (played by Kali) can be seen straddling Shane (played by Williams) in an opulently decorated hotel room.
Other scenes in the trailer show the actors touching each other and kissing passionately.
Nine’s family-friendly Sunday time slot may surprise some viewers, as the network uses steamy sex scenes to promote the two-part drama (pictured, a scene from the trailer)
Warne once described his passionate romance with the model and actress as “the happiest time of his life.”
He started dating Liz in 2010, five years after divorcing his first wife, Simone Callahan.
Shane proposed to the British bombshell in 2011, but the couple split in 2013 before reaching the altar.
Produced just months after the Spin King’s death in March 2022, the two-part series Home and Away stars Alex Williams as Warne (pictured, in a scene from the series)
Known as Test cricket’s top wicket taker, the drama will depict the great sportsmen’s exploits on the field, as well as his tumultuous love life.
No details have emerged as to whether the show will be about Warne’s multiple “sexting” scandals or reports on the sports hero’s bedroom antics.
Warne made headlines in 2006 after photos emerged of a ‘threesome’ in the bedroom, showing the cricketer enjoying sex with models in a London hotel room.
In addition to his highly publicized love life, the series aims to reenact the highlights of Warne’s career.
But most of the new trailer is devoted to scenes from Warne’s time off the field, including his marriage to Simone, whom he cheated on.
In one scene, an anguished Shane tells Simone (played by actress Marny Kennedy), “There’s another girl.”
Liz Hurley is played by English actress Shanti Kali
Other scenes show his unashamed love of the high life, including driving expensive sports cars and gambling.
Based on the full trailer, Shane’s kids, Jackson, Brooke, and Summer don’t seem to feature prominently in the dramatization.
Other stars of the series include Wentworth’s Jacqueline Brennan, who plays Warne’s mother Brigitte, and Tom Stokes, who plays cricket great Steve Waugh.
Shane died of a suspected heart attack just over a year ago in March 2022 while on holiday in Thailand.