Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are teaming up with FX. The comedic duo will be a part of forces for Welcome to Wrexham, a docuseries tracing the lives of the working-class individuals in Wrexham, UK. The pair will enter as two Hollywood stars who plan to take possession of the city’s historic-yet-struggling soccer membership. Seems like a strong plan — aside from the truth that neither Reynolds nor McElhenney have any expertise working in soccer. They’ve additionally by no means labored collectively earlier than.
Each stars posted a clip teasing the upcoming collection, which was ordered for 2 seasons by FX. The Ted Lasso-esque collection will chart the pair working with Wrexham’s “Pink Dragons,” who’ve been round since 1864, making them one of many oldest soccer groups on the planet. Welcome to Wrexham will ship the pair into locker rooms, pubs, and finally “will observe Rob and Ryan’s crash course in soccer membership possession and the inextricably linked fates of a workforce and a city relying on two actors to convey some severe hope and alter to a neighborhood that might use it,” FX mentioned in an announcement supplied to Decider.
The teaser sees Reynolds and McElhenney sparring with a spiteful translator who appears unwilling to welcome the well-known duo into her hometown.
“Rob McElhenney has been an all star on Workforce 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,” mentioned FX’s President of Unique Programming Nick Grad. “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.”
Welcome to Wrexham might be government produced by McElhenney, Reynolds, Nick Frankel, and John Henion. Keep tuned for extra particulars about Welcome to Wrexham‘s launch date, trailers, and extra.