Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are turning their surprise purchase of Welsh football team Wrexham into a TV series, the FX network said on Tuesday.
“Welcome to Wrexham,” will trace the efforts of the two actors, both of them novices when it comes to British football, to improve the fortunes of the small club which has never competed in top-flight English football.
Reynolds, the star of superhero comedy movie “Deadpool,” and McElhenney, the creator of TV series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” bought Wrexham in February from the club’s supporters, who owned it.
The club said the actors had invested some 2 million pounds ($2.76 million) as part of the takeover deal.
“We can never truly ‘own’ the world’s third oldest club. All (we) can do is try to improve the club for its true and forever owners – the community of Wrexham,” McElhenney tweeted on Tuesday.