Netflix Readies Second Thai Original Series


Netflix has in the works its second Thai original series, Bangkok Breaking, produced by Production Playground.

Bangkok Breaking is an action-thriller drama set in the wild world of Bangkok’s road rescue services and centering on Wanchai, who has newly arrived in Bangkok and must unravel a city-wide conspiracy alongside a young, upstart journalist. All six episodes of the series will premiere exclusively on Netflix in 2021 to its members in over 190 countries.

Create Asia 360’s Rehan Malik and Clayton Fitts co-created Bangkok Breaking and will executive produce. Prabda Yoon (Someone from Nowhere, Invisible Waves, Last Life in the Universe) is serving as executive producer, and Kongkiat Komesiri (Slice, Muay Thai Fighter, Khunpan) is directing.

Prabda Yoon said: “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 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.”

Kongkiat Komesiri said: “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 realize 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.”

Myleeta Aga, director of content for Southeast Asia and Australia at Netflix, said: “Bangkok Breaking gripped us the instant we read the script. Our second Thai original is a special story that Thai audiences will truly enjoy, providing a unique point of view of life in one of the world’s best known and loved cities. We’re excited to support more great stories from this vibrant and very talented community.”