Welcome to Wrexhamthe FX docuseries about a fifth division Welsh football club recently bought by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney just got some pretty juicy material for its upcoming season 2.
Wrexham caused a huge surprise in the third round of the FA Cup today, beating Coventry 4-3. The English club plays in the Championship, three levels higher than their opponents. The premise of Reynolds and McElhenney taking over the club and producing a show about it was to take viewers through the twists and turns of reviving the bad luck club and give diehard fans reason for hope. (It’s a close cousin to series like Netflix’s produced by James Corden Sunderland ’till I die.)
No premiere date has been announced for season 2 of Wrexham, the first season of which ended last October. The show will be streamed on Hulu. The upcoming season is focused on the still-unfolding 2022-23 season, meaning today’s thriller more than likely seems to have a part to play in the story. Visiting Wrexham took a 3-1 lead at half-time and eventually pushed it to 4-1. It went beyond Coventry which cut the game to 4–3 and almost scored the equalizer in the closing minutes, missing one chance directly in front of goal.
“I am completely speechless,” Reynolds tweeted. “What a club. What a city. What a win.”
McElhenny tweeted a “stunning” emoji, then added, “Wow. Just… wow” before vowing, “We’re just getting started. Fan reactions are pouring in all day on social media.”
In a media twist on the game, the live stream on ESPN+ experienced a glitch just as the final seconds ticked away and the tension reached its peak. “The feed at ESPN+ is down!!!” McElhenney tweeted frantically. “What is going on????” Studio hosts took over the broadcast, showing highlights from the game before the match officially became final.
McElhenney, an actor best known for creating and starring in FX/FXX comedy series It’s always sunny in Philadelphiateamed up with actor, producer and entrepreneur Reynolds to buy Wrexham in 2020.