Netflix sets up cast and crew for Thai cave rescue limited series “Tham Luang”


Get to know the cast and crew of Netflix’s long-awaited limited series based on the Tham Luang cave rescue story.

Tham Luang Cave Rescue Boys

Netflix has announced the cast and crew who will be part of the Tham Luang Limited series, an adaptation of the world-renowned story of the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue. Based and inspired by real events, this Netflix show will be filmed primarily in northern Thailand.

Tham Luang cave rescue story 2018

For those in need of a little refresher, the story of the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue was a notorious event. On June 23, 2018, twelve Thai boys and their soccer coach were trapped deep in the Tham Luang Nang No cave under a mountain located in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai for two weeks. After weeks of endurance, resilience and courage, the thirteen were rescued from the flooded cave with the help of professional divers and the assistance of rescue teams from around the world.

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‘Beam’ Papangkorn Lerkchaleampote

Meet the cast and crew

Netflix limited series based on this event will star The Stranded “Beam” Papangkorn Lerkchaleampote as a coach and the twelve boys saved will be played by Thai newcomers: Pratya Patong, Thanaphong Kanthawong, Songpol Kanthawong, Thanawut Chetuku, Thapanot Huttaprasu, Chakkaphat Sisat, Thanapat Phungpumkaew, Teerapat Somkaew, Rattapoom Nakeesathid, Watcharaphol Poungsawan, Apisit Saengchan, and Aphisit Yookham. Several prominent directors and executive producers will work together on this show, including producer Michael Russell Gunn, director Kevin Tancharoen, screenwriter Dana Ledoux Miller and Thai director Nattawut Poonpiriya.

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‘Baz’ Nattawut Poonpiriya

A quote from the director

“I am delighted and honored to bring the Tham Luang story on screen. My goal is to create an authentic portrait of what happened in relation 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 around the world, ”says director Poonpiriya.

The highly anticipated Netflix show will see a worldwide release in 2022.

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