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Eva Longoria, 'Welcome to Wrexham' Team Unite for Mexican Soccer Series

Eva Longoria, ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ Team Unite for Mexican Soccer Series

Following the success of Welcome to Wrexham , FX is turning its sights to another soccer club, this time in Mexico.

The cable outlet and Disney+ Latin America have ordered a docuseries following the fortunes of Mexican soccer team Club Necaxa. The show’s executive producers include Eva Longoria — who has an ownership stake in the team — and the Welcome to Wrexham duo of Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds. Some of Necaxa’s backers purchased a 5 percent stake in Welsh club Wrexham AFC earlier this year, reciprocating a deal in which McElhenney and Reynolds got a piece of Necaxa.

The show’s description says it will follow Necaxa “as they strive to reclaim their place as one of Mexico’s top teams, while their Mexican-American owner Eva Longoria tries to breathe new life into the team by enlisting the help of her high-profile friends including new co-owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds.”

Necaxa is based in Aguascalientes, Mexico, and plays in Liga MX, the country’s top division for soccer. The ownership consortium that Longoria is part of also includes Major League Baseball pitcher Justin Verlander and his wife, model Kate Upton, former NBA All-Star Shawn Marion and German footballer Mesut Özil.

The untitled series, which will be bilingual, is produced by Longoria’s Hyphenate Media Group, McElhenney’s More Better Productions, Reynolds’ Maximum Effort Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment; the latter three are also behind Welcome to Wrexham . Longoria and Hyphenate’s Cris Abrego will executive produce along with McElhenney, Reynolds, Rachelle Mendez, Nick Frenkel, Jackie Cohn, George Dewey and Alex Fumero.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline