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That didn’t take long! Discovery Channel documentary Operation Thai Cave Rescue to air this Friday!

Discovery Channel is set to air the first feature documentary of the rescue of the Wild Boars football team from the flooded Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai.

The hour long Operation Thai Cave Rescue will air on Friday 13th July at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel in the United States, followed by another airing on Science Channel on Saturday 14th July at 10pm ET/PT.

According to Discovery, the documentary “unpacks the human and scientific drama behind one of the most difficult and heart-palpitating rescues attempted in human history.

“With exclusive early access to men and women — including family members — who have been living and breathing the events, Operation Thai Cave Rescue focuses on the triumph of the human spirit and the extraordinary scientific and technological innovations used to complete this miracle rescue.”

Discovery says the documentary will examine every angle of the mission, including why the boys went into the cave to the unique geology of the Tham Luang cave network which made the rescue operation so challenging and how the boys survived for almost two weeks with little food and water.

At the time of writing Thaivisa was unable to confirm if Operation Thai Cave Rescue will be aired on Discovery Channel Asia.

The airing of the documentary comes as the story of the rescue is already set to be retold by Hollywood.

According to reports at least two production companies have already started working on movies about the rescue.

Reuters reported on Thursday that Thailand’s Navy, whose SEAL unit led the rescue, and the Thai government have selected Ivanhoe Pictures to develop a film.

Meanwhile, US based production company Pure Flix, whose co-founder Michael Scott has a Thai wife and who lives in Thailand part of the year, has already sent producers to Chiang Rai to interview people on the ground ahead of a potential movie.

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