Netflix releases first trailer for limited series ‘Thai Cave Rescue’ – The Hollywood Reporter

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Netflix has released the first trailer for its Thai original series Thai Cave Rescuea docudrama about the incredible rescue of the Wild Boars boys’ football team that captivated the world in 2018.

Filmed entirely in Thailand, Thai Cave Rescue is told from a local perspective, and the trailer captures the fear the boys face as the cave fills with water and the scale of the rescue operation the international team had to endure face as they raced against time and the elements.

The six-episode limited series will be released on Netflix worldwide on September 22.

Created by Michael Russel Gunn (Billions, Designated Survivor) and Dana Ledoux Miller (Designated Survivor, Narcos), Thai Cave Rescue is co-directed by Thai hitmaker Baz Poonpiriya (One for the road, Evil genius) and Thai-American director Kevin Tancharoen (The Sun Brothers, Boba Fett’s Book, Warrior). Gunn and Miller are also co-showrunners and writers on the project.

Thai Cave Rescue is one of many screen projects to tackle the sensational story. The Hollywood film version of Ron Howard, Thirteen Lives, starring Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell and Joel Edgerton had a limited theatrical release in August ahead of its streaming launch on Amazon Prime Video. An independent film version, The cavepremiered at the 2019 Busan International Film Festival and a documentary, The rescueby Oscar winners Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, airing on National Geographic in 2021.

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