It’s not every day that a historic football club and Hollywood intersect, but “Welcome to Wrexham” has done just that. The docuseries, which follows Hollywood bigwigs Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney as they take on the mammoth task of reviving Wrexham AFC, is set to return for a riveting second season. If you’re eager to learn about the upcoming twists and turns for Wrexham and its new celebrity owners, we’ve got you covered.
When Hollywood Purchased History
Reynolds and McElhenney, well known for their roles in film and TV, shocked everyone when they announced in 2020 they planned to purchase Wrexham AFC as it boasts being one of the three oldest professional soccer clubs worldwide – its history stretching back 127 years! Wrexham’s fate had seen many ups and downs throughout its long life but eventually came through successfully under Reynolds and McElhenney ownership despite all obstacles it encountered along its path to becoming successful once more. But with this new acquisition, the hope was to “turn the club into an underdog story the whole world could root for,” as described by FX.
A Glimpse Into Wrexham’s Heart
The show doesn’t just dwell on the footballing aspect. At its core, it’s about the people of Wrexham, a working-class town in North Wales, U.K. As two Hollywood stars steer the ship, the docuseries brings to light the dreams, anxieties, and sheer passion of this football-loving community.
Season 1 Recap: A Climactic Ending
The previous season had fans at the edge of their seats, culminating in an intense 5-4 loss to Grimsby Town in the promotion playoff semifinal. For Wrexham loyalists, it was a heartbreaking moment, marking the fourth time the club failed to clinch a spot in the National League playoffs. Many have been left pondering – what’s next?
What to Expect in Season 2
Season 2 is not just about football – it promises intrigue, drama, and perhaps a few royal protocols. After the heartbreaking ending of the previous season, this new season is rumored to chronicle Wrexham’s journey to promotion into League Two, adding another chapter to their illustrious history. But there’s more! The premiere teases a royal twist. With King Charles III set to visit Wrexham, the celebrity duo receives a crash course in royal etiquette. One can only imagine the delightful cultural juxtapositions this episode will offer.
Welcome to Wrexham Release Date
Mark your calendars because “Welcome to Wrexham” Season 2 is set to kick off on FX on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 10 p.m. ET. And if you miss the broadcast? No worries. Stream it on Hulu the following day and catch up with all the antics of Reynolds, McElhenney, and the ever-passionate folks of Wrexham.
“Welcome to Wrexham” is more than just a show about football; it’s about community, passion, dreams, and the surprising intersection of Hollywood with a town that lives and breathes football. As Wrexham continues its journey under its new star owners, fans and new viewers alike can anticipate an exciting, heartwarming, and perhaps royally entertaining season ahead.