I've never exactly been a huge sports fan and growing up, whenever my family gathered around the TV for sporting events, I usually had a book in my hands or busied myself with the tasty snacks on the table. So, you can imagine my surprise when I found myself sucked into the new FX docuseries, Welcome to Wrexham, which tells the underdog story of a Welsh soccer team (or football if you're in the U.K.) that was purchased during the pandemic by two of Hollywood's biggest stars—Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.
While Reynolds (The Adam Project) and McElhenney (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) are known for their acting roles rather than their sports involvement, the duo were drawn to the tale of this team. Wrexham A.F.C. is the third oldest professional football team in the world, but throughout the past few decades, they've fallen into a rut and been unable to move up within the tiers of the English league system. As the heart of the town of Wrexham, this squad was in desperate need of a boost, and Reynolds and McElhenney wanted to give them just that.