Ryan Reynolds And Rob McElhenney Take Documentary Gold For ‘Welcome To Wrexham’ Season 2 With Huge Upset Of Welsh Soccer Club


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.

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“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.

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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.