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FX, Disney+ Order docuseries in the Mexican Club Necaxa




FX, Disney+ Order docuseries in the Mexican Club Necaxa

FX and Disney+ Latin America have ordered a docuseries revolving around Club Necaxa, the beloved Mexican soccer team, with Eva Longoria and “Welcome to Wrexham” duo Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney on board as executive producers and on-air stars.

The deal with FX/Disney+ lasts three months after Reynolds and McElhenney joined Longoria as investors in Club Necaxa. Filming for the untitled series began today in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The team recently moved to that city, known as ‘land of the good people’, after several tough seasons in Necaxa’s original home base of Mexico City. The series will be bilingual: English and Spanish.

The untitled series is based on FX’s ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ series, which chronicled the revitalization of a Welsh football team after Reynolds and McElhenney bought the club in 2021.

According to FX, the series follows the Necaxa “as they strive to reclaim their place as one of Mexico’s top teams, while their Mexican-American owner Eva Longoria tries to revive the team by enlisting the help of her high-profile friends. including new co-owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds.”

Reynolds and McElhenney bought into the century-old Club Necaxa with the idea of ​​taking the ‘Wrexham’ template to another country. The pair are working with Longoria and fellow investors Al Tylis and Sam Porter to build Club Necaxa’s reputation and raise its profile in international sporting circles at a time of increased demand for football content on TV and streaming. Longoria helped bring Reynolds and McElhenney to the investor group.

The series is produced by Longoria’s Hyphenate Media Group, the banner she launched last year in partnership with Banijay director Cris Abrego. Longoria, McElhenney, Reynolds and Abrego are executive producers, along with Rachelle Mendez, Nick Frenkel, Jackie Cohn, George Dewey and Alex Fumero. In addition to Hyphenate Media Group, the untitled project will come from More Better Productions, Maximum Effort Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.

Reynolds, the “Deadpool” star with a strong track record as an investor and entrepreneur, and McElhenney, the multi-hyphenate comedy author known for the offbeat comedies “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Mythic Quest,” have made the investment done through their RR McReynolds Company, owner of Wrexham AFC.

FX’s ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ launched its third season on May 2. That series documents the revitalization of the troubled city that accompanied the influx of capital for the legendary team, which is one of the oldest football clubs in the world but had collapsed. hard times. Season 1 of ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ won five Emmy Awards for the 2023 awards year, including the trophy for Best Unstructured Reality Program.