The decision of Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds to buy a soccer team together surprised the sports and entertainment worlds, given that none of them has experience running a sports team and the two actors seemed to barely know each other, which turned out to be more valid than people knew. McElhenney and Reynolds both revealed in an April interview with Men’s Health that they had just recently gotten to know each other through text messages, and that they had yet to meet in person.
The two actors just released a new video announcing their new FX docuseries, Welcome to Wrexham, which will follow the two actors as they chronicle their attempts to run a soccer team despite never having worked together before in their lives. And, based on the trailer, both actors will bring their comedic tastes to the film, as they already have issues with a Welsh interpreter who isn’t pleased to be working with two Hollywood actors who are attempting to play soccer.
The official synopsis, as given by FX, is as follows:
Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) teamed up to buy the team in 2020, hoping to turn it into an underdog tale that the whole world will cheer for. What is the source of concern? Rob and Ryan have never played football or collaborated before. They are, however, serious about their investment in Wrexham, developing the club, and doing the right thing by the locals.
Despite focusing on two random actors buying a foreign soccer team, some people are already pumped for the series and already have some pretty high expectations for McElhenney.