Ted Lasso has seemingly come to an end. That’s sad, but viewers still have a soccer underdog to root for on the pitch: Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds‘ Welsh soccer team, Wrexham A.F.C. The two not only bought the world’s third oldest professional football club together, they got FX to document their challenges saving both the club and the town that loves it. Now Welcome to Wrexham is ready to return for its second season. The Welcome to Wrexham docuseries’ new trailer shows that real hope means real expectations. And those come with their own set of problems. Some of which you can’t ever predict. Like how to greet the King of England when he shows up to meet your team.
McElhenney and Reynolds have seemingly already proved something to their team’s working-class town. They want to make good on their promise to reverse club’s sinking fortunes. But in season two they’ll have to lead the squad to even greener pastures if they want it to survive.
How did two Hollywood stars from North America end up shaking King Charles hand on their football club’s pitch? Here’s the show’s official synopsis for those who are just learning about Wrexham A.F.C.
In 2020, Rob and Ryan teamed up to purchase the 5th tier Red Dragons in the hopes of turning the club into an underdog story the whole world could root for. The worry? Rob and Ryan have no experience in football or working with each other. From Hollywood to Wales, from the pitch to the locker room, the front office to the pub, Welcome to Wrexham will track Rob and Ryan’s crash course in football club ownership and the inextricably connected fates of a team and a town counting on two actors to bring some serious hope and change to a community that could use it.
Win or lose, promoted or relegated, Welcome to Wrexham looks poised to once again fill that Ted Lasso-sized hole in our hearts based on this trailer. And it will do so when it returns to FX on September 12.