Netflix plans ‘Tham Luang’ cave rescue series to be shot in Northern Thailand

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The TV series to be shown in limited episodes will tell the story of 12 young players of the “Wild Boar” Football team, who, along with their coach, became trapped in a cave in Northern Thailand in 2018.

Netflix announces producers and cast of Tham Luang cave series to be filmed in Northern Thailand, and aired in 2022.

The TV series to be shown in limited episodes will tell the story of 12 young players of the “Wild Boar” Football team, who, along with their coach, became trapped in a cave in Northern Thailand in 2018. The incident caught the attention of the world, including international movie makers.



According to Variety Magazine, producers of this drama will include Dana Ledoux Miller and Michael Russell Gunn from “Designated Survivor” , also aired on Netflix. Thai producer Nattawut Poonpiriya from “Bad Genuis”, American directors Jon Chu from “Crazy Rich Asians” and Kevin Tancharoen from “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will feature in the shooting of the film as well.

In this July 3, 2018, image taken from video provided by the Thai Navy Seal, Thai boys are with Navy SEALs inside the cave, Mae Sai, northern Thailand. With heavy rains forecast to worsen flooding in a cave in northern Thailand where 12 boys and their soccer coach are waiting to be extracted by rescuers, authorities say they might be forced to have them swim out through a narrow, underwater passage. The 13 are described as healthy and being looked after by medics inside the cave.(File Photo: Thai Navy Seal)


“I am excited and honored to be bringing the Tham Luang story to the screen,” Poonpiriya said in a statement. “My goal is to craft an authentic portrayal of what happened with respect to the experiences of those who were there. In partnership with talented Asian-American storytellers like Jon M. Chu and Kevin Tancharoen, we are confident that our retelling of this remarkable story will resonate with audiences worldwide.”



25 year old “Beam” Papangkorn Lerkchaleampote will act as Coach “Ek”, the young football coach of the “Wild Boar” football team, trapped with 12 school-age team members in the cave; newcomers will appear as the 12 boys.

The much anticipated film will be shot in Northern Thailand, and be released in 2022. (NNT)