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[08/31/21 - 07:01 PM]
Netflix Sets Key Cast in Thai Cave Rescue Limited Series Directed by "Baz" Nattawut Poonpiriya and Kevin Tancharoen
The limited series, which is set to start shooting in northern Thailand, is based on 2018's world-famous event where 12 young footballers and their coach - known as the Wild Boars - were finally rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand after more than two weeks.

[05/06/19 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 6 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: Freeform, TNT pass on three drama pilots; Priscilla Quintana to star in The CW's "Pandora"; and E! pulls the plug on talk show "Busy Tonight."

[04/30/19 - 12:03 AM]
Netflix Joins Forces with SK Global, Jon M. Chu, and Nattawut Poonpiriya to Bring the Thai Cave Rescue Story to the World
"This is an opportunity for me as a filmmaker - and also a Thai citizen - to write a Thank you letter to the rest of the world," said Poonpiriya, who will also serve as a director on the project.

[03/08/19 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 8
Updates include: HBO's "Crashing," Showtime's "SMILF" get the axe; Finn Jones is FOX's "Prodigal Son"; and Juliet Rylance lands title role in ABC's "The Hypnotist's Love Story."







THAI CAVE RESCUE PROJECT (NETFLIX)
Premieres in TBA 2022 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2021/2022 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
limited series
DESCRIPTION:
(from Netflix's press release, August 2021) Netflix has announced an expansive cast and crew for an adaptation of the extraordinary Tham Luang cave rescue story that gripped the world. The Limited Series, which is set to start shooting in northern Thailand, is based on 2018's world-famous event where 12 young footballers and their coach - known as the Wild Boars - were finally rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand after more than two weeks. The project will be brought to the screen by Showrunners and Executive Producers Dana Ledoux Miller (Designated Survivor, Lodge 49) and Michael Russell Gunn (Billions, Designated Survivor), and Directors and Executive Producers "Baz" Nattawut Poonpiriya (Bad Genius, One for the Road), who will direct the first episode, and Kevin Tancharoen (Warrior, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Executive producers also include John Penotti (Crazy Rich Asians, Palmer) for SK Global Entertainment; Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, In the Heights) and Lance Johnson (Troop Zero, The Magnificent Seven) for Electric Somewhere; John Logan Pierson (Spenser Confidential, Mile 22); Tim Coddington (Mulan, Crazy Rich Asians).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· "Beam" Papangkorn Lerkchaleampote as Coach Ek
· Aphisit Yookham
· Apisit Saengchan
· Chakkaphat Sisat
· Pratya Patong
· Rattapoom Nakeesathid
· Songpol Kanthawong
· Teerapat Somkaew
· Thanapat Phungpumkaew
· Thanaphong Kanthawong
· Thanawut Chetuku
· Thapanot Huttaprasu
· Watcharaphol Poungsawan
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dana Ledoux Miller as CRTR/EP
· John Logan Pierson as EP
· John Penotti as EP
· Jon M. Chu as EP
· Kevin Tancharoen as DIR/EP
· Lance Johnson as EP
· Michael Russell Gunn as CRTR/EP
· Nattawut "Baz" Poonpiriya as DIR/EP
· Tim Coddington as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 13 Tham Luang Company Limited
· Electric Somewhere Company
· SK Global Entertainment