'Welcome to Wrexham' trailer: Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney sports doc lands

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WREXHAM, WALES - MAY 28: Ryan Reynolds, Owner of Wrexham and Rob McElhenney, Actor and Co-Owner of Wrexham react prior to the Vanarama National League Play-Off Semi Final match between Wrexham and Grimsby Town at Racecourse Ground on May 28, 2022 in Wrexham, Wales. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, the owners of Wrexham. (Getty Images)

The trailer for Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney's Welcome to Wrexham documentary series has been released.

The show, which will air on Disney Plus, will follow the two actors buying the fifth division Welsh football club to try and improve the team's fortunes.

In the trailer, fans are seen asking questions of the duo's motives for wanting to buy the club with Reynolds using some of his trademark humour to win them over. Watch it below.

A synopsis for the documentary reads: "Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) and Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) bought the third-oldest professional football club in the world. It is a Welsh team in the town Wrexham and the team is currently on the brink of dissolution.

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Welcome to Wrexham is a docuseries tracking the dreams and worries of Wrexham, a working-class town in North Wales, UK, as two Hollywood stars take ownership of the town’s historic yet struggling football club."

Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds (left) and Rob McElhenney speak to the crowd before the Vanarama National League match at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham. Picture date: Saturday October 30, 2021. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)
Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney speak to the crowd before a match. (PA Images via Getty Images)

The series also promises to take fans "inside the sport" as never before and will feature the two actors as they try and get to grips with all aspects of running a football club.

Since 2011, Wrexham had been owned by a trust of fans after the club went into administration after being relegated out of the Football League in 2008.

The trust agreed to sell the club to the two Hollywood actors to help ensure its financial future with the transfer of ownership being completed February 2021.

Wrexham co-chairmen Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds during a press conference at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham. Picture date: Thursday October 28, 2021. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)
Wrexham co-chairmen Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds. (PA Images via Getty Images)

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Reynolds and McElhenney had to wait until October to attend a game. They would later attend Wrexham's FA Trophy final at Wembley along with Will Ferrell.

Reynolds and McElhenney had never worked together or had any involvement in professional football prior to purchasing Wrexham.

Welcome to Wrexham starts streaming on Disney Plus from 25 August.

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