The Welcome to Wrexham docuseries, which conveniently documented Wrexham AFC’s extraordinary progress over the past several years, helped put the club firmly on the footballing map. Naturally, it helps that the club is being led forward by Hollywood luminaries like Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. And in classic Hollywood fashion, the squad won the National League championship in the 2022–2023 season, giving supporters something to celebrate with the second season.
We now have access to the first three episodes of the new season of Welcome to Wrexham as well as a special sneak peek at episode six, which focuses on the Wrexham women’s squad. There have been many changes since we were anticipating the release of Welcome to Wrexham season 2, but I’m delighted to say that the programme still puts a strong emphasis on people, contemporary challenges, and the unifying force of sport.
The finest Disney Plus show is still Welcome to Wrexham, and if the remaining episodes of this new season are even half as good as the first four we’ve seen, it’ll be one of the best TV shows of the year.
Although he is known as Super Paul Mullin, his kindness and vulnerability when discussing the difficulties his kid has and how this impacts his family serve as a reminder that every well-known football player is a genuine person who is susceptible to the same issues as the rest of us.
Because of his exposure to autism, Mullin has developed a unique affinity with Millie Tipping, 17, and it is really uplifting to witness how their relationship is enabling Millie to thrive. When, during a game, Millie observes from the quiet area of the Racecourse Ground, the show makes a fantastic creative choice that allows us to enjoy football as she does.
Super Paul Mullin may be his nickname, but the compassion and openness he shows when discussing the difficulties his kid experiences and how this impacts his family serve as a reminder that every well-known football player is a human person who is susceptible to the same issues as the rest of us.
Since Millie Tipping, 17, has autism, Mullin and Millie have developed a unique affinity, and it is really touching to witness how their relationship is enabling Millie to thrive. The programme then makes a fantastic creative choice, letting us experience football the way Millie does by cutting the audio during a game as she watches from the silent area at the Racecourse Ground.
By focusing on the community, the first season of Welcome to Wrexham demonstrated what football is all about. In the third episode of the current season, we gain an intriguing understanding of the city’s rich cultural background. A glimpse of the area’s potential future is also shown, as it is revealed just how big the club is right now. The extraordinary narrative of Wrexham AFC has appeal on a worldwide scale, yet because of the huge riches at their disposal, there has been a lot of jealousy from outside the club, and many people would like to see Wrexham fail.
It raises the question of what qualifies a community or group as deserving of success and is a genuinely fascinating topic. There is no reason why the residents of Wrexham shouldn’t take advantage of the amazing chance they have been given, as some rival supporters on the programme argue, and the fact that Wrexham has been granted this incredible opportunity is excellent for the sport.
If you needed more evidence, the episode about the Wrexham women’s team demonstrates how committed Rob and Ryan are to not only making the club successful in a footballing and financial sense, but also how highly they value each and every human being involved. Rob and Ryan have created something truly special since they took over at Wrexham.
It would be simple to accuse these superstar owners and the programme itself of being false without having seen Welcome to Wrexham, but that is just not the case. Every single individual engaged is likeable, sincere, and most importantly, equal.