Thai Cave Rescue takes a look at that fateful real-life incident of the trapped Wild Boars soccer team inside a cave in 2018.
Netflix is launching its much-anticipated Thai original series with a bang. The streamer just released the first trailer for Thai Cave Rescue, which is based on the true story of the daring rescue of the Wild Boars boys football team from a cave in 2018.
The six-episode docudrama series filmed in Thailand. It features a local perspective of the whole incident that sent ripples around the world.
Coming soon to Netflix, this series details the very dangerous and fearful conditions that the football team faced while trapped in a cave, as rescuers raced against time to get them out. The cave started filling with water and time was running out.
Interested in watching the series? Thai Cave Rescue will come out on Netflix worldwide on Sep 22, 2022.
The people behind the Thai Cave Rescue production
This documentary was created by Billions and Designated Survivor’s Michael Russel Gunn and Dana Ledoux Miller (Narcos).
Thai director Baz Poonpiriya (Bad Genius, One for the Road) and Thai-American helmer Kevin Tachareon (The Brothers Sun, The Book of Boba Fett, Warrior) served as co-directors for the much-anticipated docudrama.
Gunn and Miller are the showrunners and writers on Thai Cave Rescue.
You can watch the trailer here:
Hollywood loves the subject
The daring rescue of an international football team trapped underneath a cave may have grabbed international attention in 2018. Given the fervent global interest surrounding the incident, Hollywood wasn’t that far behind in bringing the story to big screens.
As it happens, there are multiple projects in the pipeline to adapt the rescue story. Here are some of the other adaptations:
- Thirteen Lives – starring heavyweights Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell and Joel Edgerton. The film debuted in August and will also be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.
- The Cave – an indie production that debuted at the Busan International Film Festival in 2019.
- The Rescue – from Oscar-winning duo of Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. The documentary aired on National Geographic in 2021.