Wally Lewis: The King on Channel 9 – In the build-up to State of Origin II, Wide World of Sports presents a tribute literally fit for a king with Wally Lewis – The King, on Tuesday, June 20, on Channel 9HD and 9Now.
In this hour-long presentation, Wally Lewis, Queensland’s favourite son and a rugby league Immortal, reveals the incredible rollercoaster that has been his life journey for 63 years.
Regarded by many as rugby league’s greatest ever player, his legendary achievements in State of Origin remain unmatched. Yet Wally’s life has been far from easy, despite the incredible on-field success.
A stellar cast of football greats including Wayne Bennett, Paul Vautin, Gene Miles, Phil Gould, Andrew Johns and Brad Fittler join Wally’s parents and many others to tell their part in his extraordinary life.
Wally Lewis – The King features footage never previously unearthed from the Wide World of Sports archives in telling this emotional, uplifting story, which chronicles Wally’s rapid rise to fame, his daughter being born profoundly deaf and his own health battles, all while the sporting world watched on in wonder at his astonishing football achievements.
Director of The King, Alex Rolls, said:
“The next feature film in our Wide World of Sports Special Presentation series will give Australia the chance to see the legend that is Wally Lewis like they’ve never seen him before.
“A fearless warrior on the field, King Wally is incredibly open, honest and engaging in this fitting tribute. It’s a compelling story which has to be told and needs to be seen.”
BROADCAST DETAILS: WALLY LEWIS – THE KING
Tuesday, June 20
Sydney 9.10pm on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Brisbane 9.10pm on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Melbourne 7.30pm on 9Go and 9Now
Adelaide 7.30pm on 9Go and 9Now
Perth 7.30pm on 9Go and 9Now
WALLY LEWIS – THE KING – TUESDAY, JUNE 20 9NETWORK AND 9NOW
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