"The Stranded" is directed by horror guru Sophon Sakdaphisit (Shutter and Laddaland)

With the growing success of Asian original series like Japan's The Naked Director and South Korea's Kingdom, Netflix continues to build on its impressive slate of Asian productions.

Joining the recently-announced list of 17 exciting new projects is Thailand’s very first Netflix-original—The Stranded (Khweng), a fantasy drama thriller scheduled for a Nov 15 release. 

The series is directed by Sophon Sakdaphisit, best known for horror hits like Shutter (2004) and Laddaland (2011), and it stars some of Thailand’s most accomplished actors including Sinjai Plengpanich, Winai Kraibutr, Sarunyoo and Hattaya Wongkrachang, as well as rising stars Chutavuth “March” Pattarakampol, Chayanit “Pat” Chansangavej, Papangkorn “Beam” Lerkchaleampote and Oabnithi “Oab” Wiwattanawarang. 

The Stranded centers around a devastating tsunami that strands thirty-six students from an elite private high school on a remote island in the Andaman Sea. As mysterious events start happening on the island, it quickly becomes clear that no one is coming to rescue them, and one—named Kraam—must lead the students to rescue themselves.

The project is an international collaboration between Netflix, GMM Grammy and H2L Media Group, with executive producers including award-winning director Ekachai Uekrongtham (Beautiful Boxer), Gary Levinsohn (Saving Private Ryan), Steven Sims, Billy Hines and Christian Durso. 

Netflix orginally announced that The Stranded would be one of the media giant's first two Thai original series back in November (2018) in Singapore. Still to come is Shimmers, a horror drama series directed by Wisit Sasanatieng (Tears of the Black Tiger) and Sittisiri Mongkolsiri (Last Summer) about five teenagers at an isolated school in Northern Thailand. The release date has yet to be announced. 

Check out the official trailer of The Stranded below: