"Designated Survivor" creators to helm Netflix's Thai cave rescue series
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"Designated Survivor" creators to helm Netflix's Thai cave rescue series

The 12 young boys and their coach's ordeal gripped the world
The 12 young boys and their coach's ordeal gripped the world

2 Sep –"Designated Survivor" creators Dana Ledoux Miller and Michael Russell Gunn have been chosen as showrunners of Netflix's upcoming Thai cave rescue miniseries.

The streaming giant, which announced the said project earlier this year, revealed that Ledoux Miller and Russell Gunn will also executive produce the series alongside Thai producer "Baz" Nattawut Poonpiriya, as well as Kevin Tancharoen ("Warrior").

The said series will revolve around the story that gripped the world back in 2018, when 12 young footballers and their coach were trapped in the Tham Luang cave system in the Chiang Rai province, and how they were subsequently rescued after 18 days.


The boys, aged 11 to 16, and their football coach were
trapped inside the cave for more than two weeks


It took a whole village and volunteers from around the world to rescue the boys and their coach

The said series will star "Beam" Papangkorn Lerkchaleampote ("The Stranded") as well as 12 newcomers who will play the 12 rescued boys.

Producer Nattawut Poonpiriya, who will also direct the first episode, said, "I am excited and honoured to be bringing the Tham Luang story to the screen. My goal is to craft an authentic portrayal of what happened with respect to the experiences of those who were there."

"In partnership with talented Asian-American storytellers like Jon M. Chu and Kevin Tancharoen, we are confident that our retelling of this remarkable story will resonate with audiences worldwide."

The series is not to be confused with the upcoming Ron Howard movie, "Thirteen Lives", which will revolve around the heroic rescuers who took part in the dangerous operation.


Ledoux Miller and Russell Gunn created "Designated Survivor"


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Bad Genius (Thai) (10 Aug 2017)
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