Netflix has released the first-look photos for Thai Cave Rescue, the long-in-development limited drama centering around the untold stories surrounding the 2018 rescue mission of the youth soccer team in Thailand. The six-episode miniseries will be available for streaming on September 22.
The Thai Cave Rescue photos, which you can check out below along with the key art poster, provide our first look at the young cast who will be portraying the 12 boys who got trapped inside a heavily flooded cave. It also highlights the brave rescue team who risk their lives to save them.
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Thai Cave Rescue is created by Michael Russell Gunn and Dana Ledoux Miller, who are also serving as showrunners. The series was filmed entirely in Thailand, with Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu executive producing.
“The world banded together in 2018 to watch anxiously and ultimately with relief as a dozen boys from youth soccer team the Wild Boars and their coach were rescued from a flooded cave in Northern Thailand,” reads the synopsis. “The untold perspectives of the boys on the team will take center stage in the new series, which follows their trip to the Tham Luang caves as it turns from a fun adventure into a massive and critical rescue operation.”
Set to portray the Wild Boars team are young local actors including Pratya “Tiger” Patong, Songpol “Pangpon” Kantawong, Chakkapat “Junior” Sisat, Thanawut “Bank” Chetuku, Teeraphat “Gun” Somkaew, Thanaphong “Pluem” Kanthawong, Thanapat “Utha” Phungpumkaew, Apisit “Fluke” Yukam, Watcharaphol “Kim” Puangsawan, Thapanot “Nam-Ning” Huttapasu, Apisit “Chit” Saengchan and Rattaphoom “Fluke” Nakeesathid.
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Additional cast includes Papangkorn “Beam” Lerkchaleampote as Coach Eak, Thaneth “Ek” Warakulnukroh as Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osottanakorn, Urassaya “Yaya” Sperbund as Kelly, and Manatsanun “Donut” Phanlerdwongsakul as Pim.
Thai Cave Rescue hails from an international group of filmmakers consisting of directors Nattawut “Baz” Poonpiriya and Kevin Tancharoen, with John Penotti, John Logan Pierson, Lance Johnson, and Tim Coddington.