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Welcome to Wrexham season 2 cast, trailer, plot, reviews, and news

We all fell in love with a Welsh football team last time, and we've left everything on the pitch again for the Welcome to Wrexham season 2 release date.

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When is the Welcome to Wrexham season 2 release date? In 2020, Hollywood actors Ryan Reynold and Rob McElhenney bought historic Welsh football club Wrexham AFC. And being enterprising entertainment types, they’ve made an uplifting and genuinely brilliant documentary series all about it.

The show, called Welcome to Wrexham, is produced by FX and aired on one of the best streaming servicesDisney Plus, in 2022. The series follows Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney from the point of taking over the football club and explores their attempts to get to grips with the sport and to help Wrexham climb the football pyramid by winning promotion from the National League. They even know the offisde rule now, probably.

It’s great to have one of the best TV series around today back on our screens, as we follow the Welcome to Wrexham season 2 cast through their incredible 2022/23 season. Get your red-and-white scarves at the ready as we head to the terraces and cheer on the Red Dragons once again.

Who’s in the Welcome to Wrexham season 2 cast?

Naturally, both Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney returned to lead the Welcome to Wrexham season 2 cast. They may be busy making the best superhero movies and the best comedy series like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but the pair are committed to Wrexham.

Humphrey Ker is back too. He’s a good friend of Reynolds and McElhenney and is essentially their liaison in Wrexham, helping to run the club as Executive Director. We also saw Phil Parkinson running the team once again. He may have failed to get Wrexham promoted last season, but he kept his job and led the team to glory this time around.

Star players such as Paul Mullin, Ben Tozer, and new signing Ben Foster also feature heavily, as do the fans and people of Wrexham.

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The Welcome to Wrexham season 2 cast list:

  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Rob McElhenney
  • Humphrey Ker
  • Phil Parkinson
  • Paul Mullin
  • Ollie Palmer
  • Ben Tozer
  • Isaac Hayden
  • Ben Foster

Welcome to Wrexham season 2 release date: Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney in Welcome to Wrexham

Welcome to Wrexham season 2 release date and reviews

Welcome to Wrexham season 2 returned on Tuesday September 12, 2023. It received mostly positive reviews for its sporting fairy tale. The show airs on FX and is then become available for Hulu subscribers – and internationally via Disney Plus – the next day.

Thankfully for fans of the show, the reviews mostly focused on its successes in depicting the underdog story. The Athletic praised the additional focus on the Wrexham women’s team, as well as the ways in which working class people are shown experiencing true joy. Rolling Stone wrote that there’s “plenty of magic” on show, even though there’s less of Reynolds this time.

Not everyone loved it though. The Independent wrote that the show is “a vapid advert masquerading as a sports documentary”. Well, you can’t please everyone.

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney in Welcome to Wrexham season 2

What is Welcome to Wrexham season 2 about?

Welcome to Wrexham season 2 shows Wrexham AFC winning the National League title in the 2022/23 football season. There was a huge promotion party after the Red Dragons found a perfect ending, so season two is full of wild celebrations.

Wrexham had been playing in the fifth tier of English football, the National League, since 2008. All involved were desperate to get promoted to the next division. The scenes after the recent win over Boreham Wood at the Racecourse Ground were incredible.

It’s not all about the players on the pitch, though. The first season of Welcome to Wrexham shone a spotlight on the community of Wrexham and wider issues surrounding the club and the people of the city. That’s the beauty of the show. It’s very similar to one of the best Apple TV showsTed Lasso, in many ways, but Welcome to Wrexham is what football is all about: the people.

Welcome to Wrexham season 2 release date: Ryan Reynolds in Welcome to Wrexham

Is there a Welcome to Wrexham season 2 trailer?

The full trailer for Welcome to Wrexham season 2 arrived on August 10, 2023, giving a glimpse at the club’s run to promotion.

First of all, the show released a brief teaser. This clip highlights the people of Wrexham talking about how much their club means to them, and it’s very sweet.

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The full trailer reveals the return of the many familiar faces from the first season, as well as teasing a cameo by none other than King Charles III. Star-studded, to say the least.

As ever, though, it’s the people of Wrexham who take center stage, showcasing their passion for the club. Reynolds and McElhenney have now been bitten by the bug as well. No one can doubt their affection for this team.

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Where can I watch Welcome to Wrexham season 2?

Welcome to Wrexham season 2 is available to watch on Hulu in the USA and Disney Plus internationally, with episodes releasing weekly.

The first season of one of the best Disney Plus shows is currently available on the platform, too. We wouldn’t blame you for wanting to revisit all of the drama and the joy. If you’re wondering what else is available on the platform, you can take a look at our guide to everything new on Disney Plus this month.

Welcome to Wrexham season 2 release date: Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds in Welcome to Wrexham

How many episodes of Welcome to Wrexham season 2 will there be?

Nothing has been confirmed, but we expect Welcome to Wrexham season 2 to consist of 18 episodes, just like the first season. There’s lots to cram into this second season, given the success the team has enjoyed, so we doubt the show will be cut down at all.

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