...By Henry George for TDPel Media.
The second series of the documentary Welcome to Wrexham is set to return following the success of the first season.
The show, which follows the journey of Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny as they purchase and revitalize a humble football club, has won fans all over the world.
Series two will showcase the team’s triumph in capturing the National League title.
FX, a channel owned by Disney, will broadcast the documentary later in 2023, but the exact date has not been confirmed.
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny bought Wrexham Association Football Club in November 2020, with no previous experience in directing a sports team.
They quickly immersed themselves in the world of football and learned the rules and regulations, which is captured in the documentary.
Ryan Reynolds had three film releases in 2021 and took a “little sabbatical” at the end of the year.
His next leading role is set to be in the upcoming fantasy comedy IF. Rob McElhenny is known for creating the cult comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Season one of Welcome to Wrexham followed the team’s journey after finishing second in the National League in May 2022 and narrowly missing out on promotion.
The show documented the club’s efforts to attract backers, sponsors, and players.
It also captured the team’s dilemma over whether to fire their manager, Phil Parkinson.
The documentary was well-received and watched when it was released from August to October 2022.
Wrexham Association Football Club has been promoted from the National League to League 2, marking their first time in 14 years.
The team is also trying to persuade Welsh legend Gareth Bale to play for them next season.
The success of Welcome to Wrexham highlights the allure of the underdog story and the power of celebrity endorsement.
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny’s involvement in the football club has brought renewed attention to Wrexham and elevated its profile.
The second series is likely to draw even more interest, as viewers follow the team’s continued success on the pitch.