The highly anticipated Hulu documentary “Welcome to Wrexham” a supposed real-life Ted Lasso story, was released yesterday, and the first two episodes of the 18-episode film did not disappoint.
The documentary follows new American movie and tv star owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney from It’s ‘Always Sunny in Philadelphia’, as they purchase the Wrexham Football Club and attempt to help the team make its way back to the Championship League, or at least help them get promoted from the fifth tear of professional English football.
How Much Did they Purchase Wrexham FC for?
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney purchased Wrexham Football Club in early 2021 for $2.5 million. In the first episode, McElhenny jokes about when he first considered purchasing the club and how he makes great TV money, but then admits it would require “superhero-movie-star-money.”. Hinting at how his partnership with Reynolds, AKA Deadpool, was formed.
Wrexham FC History
Wrexham Football Club has a rich history, being the oldest football club in Wales and the third-oldest professional football team in the world. The club competes in the National League, the fifth tier of the English football league system, and hosts the oldest international football field still in use in the world, known as the Racecourse Ground.
What does ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ Cover?
The film covers the club’s journey from its humble beginnings in North Wales to its current status under American ownership, as well as some really cool scenes with local fans and businesses in the town of Wrexham, as well as some of the players. It also delves into the personal lives of Reynolds and McElhenney, and how their involvement with the club has changed their lives. Including clips from their early discussions to purchase the club and take ownership.
When do the Next Episodes of ‘Welcome to Wrexham” Come Out?
So far, only two episodes have been released of the 18 total episodes. Be on the lookout every Thursday on Hulu, with episodes 3 & 4 releasing at 10pm ET/PT on August 31st.