Netflix dropped the official Thai Cave Rescue trailer for its upcoming limited biographical drama about the 2018 Thailand youth football team rescue mission. The series will be available to stream on September 22.
The video teases the untold stories surrounding the intense 18-day rescue mission of 12 boys and their soccer coach while trapped inside the flooded Tham Luang Nang Non cave. It also highlights the challenges rescuers face, including narrow passages, strong currents and rising water levels due to continuous downpours.
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Thai Cave Rescue is created by Michael Russell Gunn and Dana Ledoux Miller, who also serve as showrunners. The series was filmed entirely in Thailand, with boobies rich asian director Jon M. Chu executive producer.
“The world came together in 2018 to watch with anxiety and ultimately relief as a dozen boys from the youth football team, the Wild Boars, and their coach were rescued from a flooded cave in the northern Thailand,” the synopsis reads. “The never-before-seen perspectives of the boys on the team will take center stage in the new series, which follows their journey through the caves of Tham Luang as it evolves from a fun-filled adventure into a massive and critical rescue operation. “
The Wild Boars team is made up of 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 is from an international group of filmmakers consisting of directors Nattawut “Baz” Poonpiriya and Kevin Tancharoen, along with John Penotti, John Logan Pierson, Lance Johnson and Tim Coddington.