Love, Simon star Miles Heizer has been tapped to lead Netflix’s new military drama, The Corps. Based on former US Marine Greg Cope White’s memoir The Pink Marine, the 10-episode series is set to follow “bullied, gay high school student” Cameron as he enlists in the Marine Corps with his straight best friend Ray in “hopes that he’ll finally be made into a ‘real man.'” The synopsis reads: “It’s a dangerous move at a time when being gay in the military meant a prison sentence or worse.
The two friends plunge into Marine Corps boot camp — amid both literal and metaphorical land mines — joining a platoon of young men on a harrowing journey of transformation.” Heizer will be playing Cameron, with The Thing About Harry star Liam Oh stepping into the role of Ray – who is described as “the ultimate ride or die best friend for Cameron and son of a strict Marine father.” “He carries the pressure of having to be best at all times, but when boot camp shakes his faith in himself, he is forced to reevaluate his life’s trajectory,” Ray’s character description reads.
In addition to Heizer and Oh, The Conjuring star Vera Farmiga has signed on to play Barbra, Cameron’s “narcissistic mother” who’s “always on the run due to the consequences of her actions.” Rounding out the main cast is Vampire Academy’s Max Parker, who is set to play Sgt.
Sullivan, a celebrated marine who is “struggling to keep his secret hidden.” “Haunted by his past, Sullivan sees himself in Cameron and tries to prepare him for the same personal war he’ll face beyond boot camp,” the Netflix description adds.