THE first season of the 'Welcome to Wrexham' documentary was a huge success and Phil Parkinson expects the follow-up to be even more popular - because there's a happy ending!

Aired on Disney Plus, the first season followed the story of the high-profile takeover of the club by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, and helped put Wrexham on the map all around the world.

On the pitch, there was a heartbreak when Wrexham were beaten by Grimsby Town in the National League play-off semi-final in May 2022.

However, promotion became a reality when Wrexham enjoyed a record-breaking 2022-23 campaign, securing the title and return to the Football League following a 15-year absence with a 3-1 win over Boreham Wood.

The club's popularity has soared globally since the documentary hit television screens and Parkinson, appointed manager in July 2021, says supporters can look forward to season two, with the first episode being aired on Wednesday.

"When I first came here, we spoke about the documentary but the reality only came to fruition when it actually aired for the first time," said the Reds' boss.

"Since then the popularity of it has taken the club onto a different level, certainly overseas.

"I think we should all be looking forward to this series because of the happy ending!

"It is going to be exciting, it is what the club is all about; it is part of the club telling the story so let's see if this series is as popular as the last one."

Wrexham have attracted new supporters all over the world but Parkinson is pleased fans closer to home, who stuck by the club during the dark days, have seen their club thrust into the limelight following the takeover.

"A lot of the supporters who experienced those tough times are still pinching themselves at the way the club has been transformed," added Parkinson.

"The success on the pitch but also the exposure world-wide is an amazing story.

"Like I said at the end of last season, hopefully there are some really exciting chapters to be written yet.

"There is a feel-good factor in the town and world-wide because of the documentary.

"My job is to keep that going by getting the team to keep winning games and keep working our way up the league table."