Ryan Reynolds is channeling his inner Ted Lasso in a trailer for the FX docuseries Welcome to Wrexham, in which Reynolds and Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) navigate running the third oldest professional football club in the world.
The duo purchased the 5th tier Red Dragons in 2020 “in the hopes of turning the club into an underdog story the whole world could root for,” per the official synopsis. “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.”
The series premieres with back-to-back half-hour episodes on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 10/9c.
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