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For the love of Shane: Warnie's daughter slams miniseries plans

Film & TV

Shane Warne’s eldest daughter has spoken out against plans to dramatise her father’s life in a two-part miniseries, calling Channel 9 “beyond disrespectful”.

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In a story posted to Instagram on Wednesday, Brooke Warne, 25, targeted the network, saying: “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 has passed away? You are beyond disrespectful.”

Nine says the miniseries, called Warnie, will screen over two nights in 2023.

It has described the show as a fitting tribute to one of the greatest Australians of all time and its must-see drama event of next year.

Casting details are yet to be announced. Screentime will produce the miniseries for Nine in association with VicScreen.

Brooke’s comments followed what would have been her father’s 53rd birthday on Tuesday. She shared on Instagram: “Today will always be Your day.”

His second-eldest daughter Summer Warne, 20, said she would do anything to see his big smile one last time.

“Thank you for the 20 years of memories we shared together. I will cherish them always,” she posted on Instagram.

Warne’s longtime manager James Erskine has previously spoken out against plans to dramatise the cricketer’s life, telling News Corp earlier this year he would write to chairman Peter Costello about the matter.

The former cricketer died on the Thai resort island of Koh Samui on March 4 this year, with a televised state memorial held at the MCG in April.

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