On the field of a sports stadium, Rob McElhenny, on the left, and Ryan Reynolds, owners of the professional football league soccer team from Wrexham, U.K., hoist a trophy between them with their index fingers raised in the gesture for No. 1 on a soccer field as rain falls. They are smiling broadly and are outfitted in Wrexham-logoed gear.

Welcome to Wrexham Returns for High-Stakes Season 3 on April 18

By Alison Stateman

Fans of FX’s Emmy®-winning docuseries Welcome to Wrexham will have cause to celebrate this spring, when Season 3 officially returns on Thursday, April 18, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX and streaming the next day on Hulu, as announced at the 2024 Winter Television and Critics Association press event on Friday. The premiere will include the first episode of the eight-episode season, with a new episode available each following Thursday.

The series follows Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) as they navigate running the the oldest professional football club in the world. Welcome to Wrexham tracks the dreams and worries of Wrexham, a working-class city in North Wales, U.K., as two Hollywood stars guide the future of their historic club.

For the first time ever in Season 3, with the team taking their place in the English Football League, Welcome to Wrexham’s cameras will have unprecedented access on the pitch, bringing viewers inside the locker room and alongside the players, while the action is unfolding in some of the biggest matches the Wrexham Association Football Club has ever played.

The stakes have never been higher as the EFL League Two brings a new level of intensity and the club continues to be plagued with injury and setbacks. Dedicated staff and supporters celebrate the city’s return to glory while bracing for the newfound 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—continues to show why women were meant to be footballers. 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?

In 2020, McElhenney and Reynolds teamed up to purchase the fifth-tier Red Dragons in the hopes of turning the club into an underdog story the whole world could root for. Welcome to Wrexham is executive produced by McElhenney, Reynolds, Josh Drisko, Bryan Rowland, Jeff Luini, Humphrey Ker, Nick Frenkel, George Dewey and Boardwalk Pictures’ Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard, Sarina Roma, and Andy Thomas. Welcome to Wrexham is produced by More Better Productions, Maximum Effort Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Boardwalk Pictures.