Joe Otterson TV Reporter Netflix has ordered a dramedy series inspired by the memoir “The Pink Marine” written by Greg Cope White, Variety has learned.
Currently titled “The Corps,” Netflix has given the show a 10 episode order. The official logline states, “Set in 1990, ‘The Corps’ is about Cameron, a bullied, gay high school student who joins the Marine Corps with his straight best friend, Ray — a dangerous move when being gay in the military meant jail time or worse.
As these two friends plunge into Marine Corps boot camp, where the landmines are both literal and metaphorical, they join a platoon of young men on a harrowing journey of transformation.” Miles Heizer will star as Cameron Cope.
The character is described as “a charming underdog — a gay, bullied teenager living in a chaotic home with his narcissistic mom — he impulsively joins the Marines with his straight best friend in hopes that he’ll finally be made into a ‘real man.'” The role brings Heizer back to Netflix, as he previously starred in the streamer’s hit series “13 Reasons Why.” He is also known for his roles in films like “Love, Simon” and in the NBC drama “Parenthood.” Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel,” “When They See Us”) stars as Barbara Cope.