FX Networks has introduced its summer time 2022 programming schedule and it features a new TV sequence from Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds has partnered with It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Mythic Quest creator Rob McElhenney for the docuseries Welcome to Wrexham, which follows the real-life account of how the 2 stars acquired collectively and purchased the UK soccer club Wrexham A.F.C. Red Dragons. When you’ve ever seen an episode of Ted Lasso in your life, you understand simply how enjoyable a fish-out-of-water story about Individuals/Canadians wandering into the world of UK Soccer could be.
An underdog story the entire world can root for. @VancityReynolds & @RMcElhenney tackle proudly owning a soccer membership in North Wales, UK. FX’s docuseries Welcome to Wrexham premieres August 24. Stream on @hulu. pic.twitter.com/giQi8OOhXI
— FX Networks (@FXNetworks) May 13, 2022
The North Wales soccer membership posted on its official web site:
“As revealed by Rob and Ryan after they first met nearly with supporters in November, our new co-chairmen’s takeover of the Soccer Membership is being recorded by a documentary crew.”
Nick Grad, president, of authentic programming at FX Leisure has already revealed that Welcome to Wrexham will get a two-season run:
“Rob McElhenney has been an all-star on Staff FX for years and now has partnered with the formidable Ryan Reynolds to convey glory to the ‘Pink Dragons’ within the docuseries, Welcome to Wrexham. Rob and Ryan will take followers inside the game as by no means earlier than, pairing their real love for the sport with the welcome problem of constructing on the heritage of this membership.”
If nothing else, Welcome to Wrexham shall be a singular type of TV content material experiment than most American audiences have seen. Each Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have confirmed to be savvy observers of the fashionable panorama: Reynolds has gone from film star to one-man mogul, utilizing his celeb and comedic sensibility to launch a number of profitable enterprise ventures (Aviation Gin, Mint Cellular); Rob McElhenny turned Sunny into the longest-running live-action TV sitcom of all time and expanded on that success with Apple’s Mythic Quest. Taking these two expertise units collectively and there is a actual good probability that Welcome to Wrexham will certainly supply a mixture of dry wit humor and actual cultural ambassadorship.
“It’s a big day for the 2 of us to turn into the most recent stewards within the lengthy and storied historical past of Wrexham AFC,” McElhenney and Reynolds stated in a press release after the crew acquisition. “Along with the gamers, the employees, the followers, and the local people, we will now pursue our purpose to develop the crew and return it to the EFL in entrance of elevated attendances, and in an improved stadium, whereas making a optimistic distinction to the broader neighborhood in Wrexham. Wrexham AFC is simply ready to thrive due to the unimaginable efforts of the Wrexham Supporters Belief. Their members are a becoming reflection of the integrity and spirit of the city and they’re going to all the time have an essential function on the membership.”