Thai Cave Rescue

2022 TV series produced by Netflix
Thai Cave Rescue
Thaiถ้ำหลวง: ภารกิจแห่งความหวัง
Created byMichael Russell Gunn
Dana Ledoux Miller
Directed byKevin Tancharoen
Nattawut Poonpiriya
Country of originThailand
United States
Original languagesThai
No. of episodes6
Executive producersKevin Tancharoen
Nattawut Poonpiriya
Jon M. Chu
John Penotti

Thai Cave Rescue (Thai: ถ้ำหลวง: ภารกิจแห่งความหวัง) is a 6-part limited series produced by Netflix, directed by Kevin Tancharoen and Nattawut Poonpiriya.[1] It was released on September 22, 2022.[2][3]


The series is based on the events of the Tham Luang cave rescue that occurred in Tham Luang-Khun Nam Nang Non National Park during June and July 2018, in which twelve members of the Wild Boars youth football team and their assistant coach were rescued from the flooded Tham Luang Nang Non cave system.


  • Papangkorn Lerkchaleampote as Coach Eak
  • Thaneth Warakulnukroh as Governor Narongsak Osottanakorn
  • Supakorn Kitsuwon as Saman Gunan
  • Bloom Varin as Colonel Bhak Loharjun
  • Urassaya Sperbund as Kelly, a Thai-American hydrology expert[4]
  • Manassanan Panlertwongsakul as Pim, a park ranger[5]
  • Christopher Stollery as Rick Stanton
  • Nicholas Farnell as John Volanthen
  • Rodger Corser as Richard Harris
  • Damon Herriman as Craig Challen
  • Nicholas Bell as Vern Unsworth
  • Arisara Wongchalee[1]
  • Tassarin Punphae[1]
  • Kenneth Won as Jirasak, a geologist

The twelve members of the Wild Boars football team are played by Pratya Patong, Songpol Kantawong, Chakkapat Sisat, Thanawut Chetuku, Teeraphat Somkaew, Thanaphong Kanthawong, Thanapat Phungpumkaew, Aphisit Yookham, Watcharaphol Puangsawan, Thapanot Huttapasu, Apisit Saengchan, and Rattaphoom Nakeesathid.[5]


In 2019, Netflix received the rights from 13 Tham Luang Company Limited, a company set up to oversee the story rights of the rescued members of the Wild Boars football team, to produce the series.[1] Although there have been a number of films produced concerning the events, Thai Cave Rescue is the only dramatic production that was granted access to the members of the Wild Boars, and featured their perspectives of their ordeal.[2]

On August 23, 2021, the production team of the series arrived at Tham Luang-Khun Nam Nang Non in Chiang Rai Province to prepare for the filming. Filming was conducted in the real homes of the members of the Wild Boars team as well as in the cave itself.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d Thai Cave Rescue ซีรีส์ช่วย 13 ชีวิตทีมหมูป่าจาก Netflix เปิดรายชื่อนักแสดงนำ ญาญ่า อุรัสยา, บีม ปภังกร, เอก ธเนศ ฯลฯ
  2. ^ a b Frater, Patrick (2022-07-27). "Netflix 'Thai Cave Rescue' Series Sets September Release, Claims Maximum Authenticity Amid Similar Projects". Variety. Retrieved 2022-07-27.
  3. ^ Whittock, Jesse (2022-07-27). "Netflix Sets September 22 Launch Date For 'Thai Cave Rescue' Drama Series". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-07-27.
  4. ^ Knox, David (2021-10-13). "Netflix casts Thai Cave Rescue drama". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2022-08-19.
  5. ^ a b c Knox, David (2022-07-28). "Airdate: Thai Cave Rescue". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2022-08-19.

External links

  • Thai Cave Rescue at IMDb
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