Thai Cave Rescue Miniseries In the Works with Netflix

The rescue mission of the 12 boys and their soccer coach in Thailand caught the world's attention last summer.

After being trapped inside the Than Luang Nang Non Cave, the members of the Wild Boars football team, young boys aged 11 to 16 and their 25-year old coach, will have their stories told in a miniseries by the partnership between the streaming giant Netflix and Crazy Rich Asians producer SK Global. The news was announced by Thailand's Culture Ministry.

Image: Sakchai Lalit/Associated Press

“The series will be produced by Hollywood’s SK Global Entertainment, which has been granted lifetime rights to contact the 13 young members of the Wild Boars football team,” Thailand government spokesman Lt-General Werachon Sukondhapatipak said, according to Deadline.

The said series will be looking into the events that lead to the soccer team being trapped for more than two weeks inside the cave system, and the rescue mission that followed.

“We can confirm that we are working on an original scripted miniseries with SKE Global and 13 Tham Luang Company Limited to bring the incredible story of the Thai cave rescue to audiences worldwide on Netflix,” Netflix said in a statement.

With many attempts of penning an adaptation for the big story, only this miniseries and The Cave, a film set to focus on the rescuers' perspective, are seemingly the only ones to come into fruition.


Homestream image from Sakchai Lalit/Associated Press

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