Netflix is continuing its expansion into the international market by revealing its second Thai original series in the shape of the gripping, character-driven drama Bangkok Breaking.
The series, which is being directed by Kongkiat Komesiri, centres around the story of Wanchai, who moves to Bangkok to save his family from poverty. In a bid to find answers and serve justice, Wanchai joins a local ambulance foundation and, without warning, is pulled into the mysterious high-stakes world of the rescue services. Joining forces a determined female journalist, Wanchai embarks on a mission to unravel a city-wide conspiracy.
“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,” director Kongkiat Komesiri. “With the full support of Netflix we can realise our vision for this series; I am excited, honoured 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.”
“I follow and enjoy many Netflix movies and series,” showrunner and executive producer Prabda Yoon said in a statement. “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 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.”
The action-thriller drama will be produced by Production Playground. Create Asia 360’s Rehan Malik and Clayton Fitts co-created the series and will executive produce.
All six episodes of Bangkok Breaking will premiere exclusively on Netflix in 2021 to its members in over 190 countries.