'How good': Cricket world erupts over major Shane Warne news

Chris Young
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
Shane Warne is pictured after taking a wicket in a 2005 Test match against New Zealand.
A documentary series about the life of Shane Warne is in production, and will be released on Amazon Prime. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

The world has been waiting for this for decades, and now the time is finally here.

A documentary series following the life of Shane Warne is being produced.

The new series was revealed by Eddie McGuire on Triple M radio, after he received a text message from Warne while he was on the air.

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“I’ve just received a message from Shane Keith Warne,’’ McGuire said.

“And he writes … I’m doing a doco and Amazon are following me around the world for 12 months. Australia, India, Vegas and the UK.

“Plus stuff I’ve never talked about and unseen footage.”

Warne had flown to Los Angeles on October last year to discuss the documentary, which he later told the Herald Sun would be titled ‘Shane’ and released on Amazon.

It will be the second cricket-focused feature produced by the American giant, which released The Test earlier this year after following the Australian cricket team across England for their 2019 Ashes campaign.

Shane Warne IPL movie to follow documentary

It’s not the only project the Spin King has in the works either - Warne has also revealed a film about his fairytale Indian Premier League championship with the Rajasthan Royals in 2008 is in the works too.

In December, Warne told the Herald Sun fans could expect more of a ‘rock’n’roll’ experience from the IPL movie.

“A guy has written a script about it, this company want to shoot it, so it’s basically a Hollywood movie shot for India,” he said.

“And they’re basing it on my story of how we put together the Royals in 2008 and they’ve ‘Hollywood-ised’ it. It’s all sorts of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll stuff.

“It’s quite funny, like ex-baseballers who were on the scrap heap that I decided to pick up.

“It’s not a completely true story but based on what happened and they’re putting their Hollywood spin on it.”