It’s been a year since The Stranded hit Netflix, and the streamer is already back with its second Thai original, Bangkok Breaking.
The web series will be helmed by Kongkiat Komesiri (Slice, Muay Thai Fighter, Khunpan) and executive produced by Prabda Yoon (Someone from Nowhere, Invisible Waves, Last Life in the Universe), both being critically acclaimed figures in the Thai film industry.
Touted as a “fast-paced action thriller”, Bangkok Breaking centres around Bangkok’s road rescue services. Wanchai, a new face in the city, joins a local ambulance foundation in order to save his family from the grips of poverty. Quickly drawn into the high-stakes world of the rescue services, he is determined to unravel a city-wide conspiracy together with a young, female journalist.
“I follow and enjoy many Netflix movies and series. That’s why I am excited to work with Netflix directly, but what I’m most excited about is taking part in showcasing Thai talent and creativity on a global platform,” the showrunner Prabda Yoon remarked.
“The opportunity to work with so many skilled and experienced Thai people from the industry is really impressive; and Netflix partnering with Thai producers can only benefit our work and inspire the creative community,” he also added.
Kongkiat Komesiri who made his directorial debut in 2005, while expressing hope for the upcoming project, has assured an enthralling experience:
“Bangkok Breaking is a series that serves all tastes, with action, excitement, drama and romance, appealing to a wide audience across Asia and, I hope, internationally. With the full support of Netflix we can realise our vision for this series; I am excited, honored and incredibly proud to work with a global platform like Netflix.
“I’ve amassed over 20 years of experience in film making, collecting every technique for this moment, and today I have the opportunity to show that Thai content has what it takes to capture the interest of audiences around the world. I promise to give my absolute best to delight our audience,” the director added.
Bankrolled by Production Playground, Bangkok Breaking is slated to debut next year in nearly 200 countries, spanning six episodes. A release date is yet to be announced.