Netflix’s Thai Cave Rescue Miniseries Announces Show Runners, Entertainment News

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Netflix has announced showrunners for its upcoming mini-series which will be based on the Thai cave rescue which became a huge talking point after 12 young footballers and their coach were caught in one of Thailand’s caves and ‘a rescue operation had to be put in place to bring them home to safety.

The miniseries will be hosted by “Designated Survivor” duo Dana Ledoux Miller and Michael Russell Gunn.

Netflix has also revealed the cast for the series which includes local actors, including one who starred in a Thai dramatization of the story. The series is an adaptation of the world-touching story of the Tham Luang cave rescue, which saw 12 young footballers and their coach – known as the Wild Boars – rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand after more than two weeks.

“Beam” Papangkorn Lerkchaleampote will play the role of Coach Ek, while the 12 rescued boys will be played by Thai newcomers: Pratya Patong, Thanaphong Kanthawong, Songpol Kanthawong, Thanawut Chetuku, Thapanot Huttaprasu, Chakkaphat Sisat, Thankaewoomka Phungphat Watcharaphol Poungsawan, Apisit Saengchan and Aphisit Yookham.

Ledoux Miller and Russell Gunn will also produce the series alongside Thai producer “Baz” Nattawut Poonpiriya, who will direct the first episode, and Kevin Tancharoen (Warrior), who will also helm.
The limited series will be filmed in northern Thailand and will air next year.


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