Ryan Reynolds & Rob McElhenney drop official trailer for 'Welcome to Wrexham' - and now we can't wait

Only fools rush in... to buying a football club in the National League

The official trailer for FX's Welcome to Wrexham has dropped and we're not going to lie to you, we're excited.

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney's venture into the world of football since 2020 has already produced moments of magic, with Deadpool star Reynolds famously declaring Wrexham, "the greatest drug on earth", but it has been a steep learning curve for the duo, one that is captured in the documentary.

Lofty aims of Premier League glory are brutally tempered by the harsh reality of the Welsh side's current standing - McElhenney's shock at the gym facilities on a tour of Racecourse Ground being a classic example. However, the new owners demonstrate a profound sense of optimism and genuine desire to forge a connection with the people of north Wales.

The famous line of legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly, that football is more important than life and death, is quoted in the teaser video, while the familiar tones of Elvis Presley provide the soundtrack, as 'The King' sings that famous love song, 'Only Fools Rush In'.

Anyone who has been paying attention will know how this one ends, but the trailer promises a glimpse behind the curtain as Hollywood star dust descends on the National League.

Reynolds shared the trailer on his social channels with the caption: "No pressure." McElhenney, meanwhile, declared: "I fell in love with a sport, a town and a movie star. I couldn't help it."

Watch the trailer in the video above and let us if you're looking forward to seeing it!

What is the Welcome to Wrexham release date?

Welcome to Wrexham will premiere on August 24, 2022 in the United States.

In the United Kingdom, it will air a day later, on August 25, 2022.

How to watch Welcome to Wrexham


Streaming platform

United States

FX on Hulu

United Kingdom


In the U.S. FX on Hulu will be broadcasting Welcome to Wrexham.

In the UK, the documentary series will be available to stream via Disney+.