Thai Cave Rescue Series From SK Global Lands Netflix Backing

Variety | 3/7/2019 | Patrick Frater
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Global streaming giant Netflix has come on board SK Global Entertainment’s project to bring to screen the dramatic Thai cave rescue of 2018. It is now envisaged as a Netflix Original series, rather than a movie.

The news was announced Thursday by Lieutenant General Werachon Sukondhapatipak, a representative of Thailand’s ruling junta. The spokesman said that it had granted exclusive and lifetime rights to direct contact with the 12 boys and their soccer coach, who were trapped for some two weeks in June and July last year in flooded caves near Chiang Mai. He said that the 13 would each be paid some $94,000 (THB3 million) with additional sums paid to other organizations involved in the rescue.

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“We can confirm that we are working on an original scripted mini-series with SKE Global and 13 Tham Luang Company Limited to bring the incredible story of the Thai cave rescue to audiences worldwide on Netflix,” a Netflix spokesman told Variety. Thai...
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