Welcome to Wrexham Season 3 Trailer Drops Days After Football Club’s Second Major Promotion

The real-life version of Ted Lasso is back for another season.

One week after Wrexham AFC snagged its second promotion in as many years, FX has released a trailer for Welcome to Wrexham Season 3.

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For the uninitiated: The docuseries follows Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) as they navigate running the third oldest professional football club in the world. It was in 2020 when McElhenney and Reynolds teamed up to purchase the fifth-tier Red Dragons in the hopes of turning the club into an underdog story.

After Season 1 ended in defeat, Season 2 saw the club achieve promotion; after 15 seasons in the National League, Wrexham advanced to the English Football League. In Season 3, “the stakes have never been higher as League Two brings a new level of intensity and the club continues to be plagued with injury and setbacks,” according to the official logline. “Dedicated staff and supporters celebrate the city’s return to glory while bracing for the new-found challenges that come with a return to the EFL. Will Wrexham AFC stand up to the challenge and rise again?

“Meanwhile, Wrexham AFC’s Women’s Team, fresh off an undefeated season that saw them promoted to the Welsh Adran Premier League, continue to show why women were meant to be footballers,” the logline continues. “With new players, a new pitch, and a whole new level of competition, can they continue to dominate and make a name for themselves at the top of the League?”

On April 13, Wrexham AFC snagged its second promotion on Saturday with a 6-0 win over Forest Green. The Red Dragons will now compete in League One, the third-highest league in England, starting next season.

“A few years ago, if you told me I would be crying tears of joy over a football match taking place in North Wales, you would be Rob McElhenney,” Reynolds wrote on X at the time. “Congrats to Wrexham and to my co-chairman in crime. Double up the town! This is the ride of our lives.”

In another post, Reynolds went on to call Wrexham AFC “magic” and thanked fans for their support throughout the years. “My soul feels like it’s left my body,” Reynolds added in an Instagram story. “Unbelievable moment for the town, the club and the hundreds of people behind the scenes doing the hard stuff.”

Welcome to Wrexham Season 3, which will consist of eight episodes, premieres Thursday, May 2 at 10/9c on FX (and streams next day on Hulu).

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