While we can probably expect some fictional additions for dramatic flair, the show could be as true as possible: 13 Thumluang Co. Ltd., the company the youth soccer team created to handle the rights to its story, signed off on the project. Netflix and SK Global also secured the services of Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) and Nattawut "Baz" Poonpiriya (Thai movie Bad Genius) to direct what The Hollywood Reporter believes will be a mini-series.
It's still unclear if the show will feature Musk's character and his efforts to chip in, but it's certainly a possibility, since Netflix would want the show to appeal to audiences around the world. Erika North, the country's director of international originals, said:
"We are immensely proud to be able to support the retelling of the incredible story of the Tham Luang cave rescue. The story combines so many unique local and universal themes which connected people from all walks of life, from all around the world. Thailand is a very important country for Netflix and we are looking forward to bringing this inspiring local but globally-resonant story of overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds to life, once again, for global audiences."