Netflix scores production coup with major documentary about cave rescue

The world’s leading TV streaming service ‘Netflix’ is bringing the drama of the Tham Luang cave rescue to the small screen.

The 13 young football players will net around 3 million baht each, with other monies going to other volunteer services and foundations.

The international rescue of the 13 young footballers, who were trapped for nearly two weeks in a cave in Chiang Rai’s Tham Luang caves last year will be made into a full documentary series.

The Culture Ministry made the announcement yesterday at an event in Bangkok’s National Library.

“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,” government spokesman Lt-General Werachon Sukondhapatipak said.

“SK Global is behind Netflix hits such as Crazy Rich Asians, 9 and half Weeks, Swimfan and Age of Adeline, to name a few.”

Werachon added that the footballers will earn about 3 million baht each from the production, with payments also going to organisations and foundations that were involved in the rescue operation.

Sirisak Kotpatcharin, spokesperson for the 13 Tham Luang Company, which is in charge of the copyrights, said the boys and their coach will no longer be allowed to give interviews about their experience without the company’s permission.

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