Netflix Greenlights Gay Marine Dramedy from Norman Lear


Netflix has picked up The Corps (w.t.), a new comedic drama from executive producers Andy Parker, Norman Lear, Brent Miller, Rachel Davidson, Scott Hornbacher and Sony Pictures Television.

Set in 1990, the series 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. They join a platoon of young men on a harrowing journey of transformation.

The ten-episode series is inspired by the memoir The Pink Marine, written by Greg Cope White.

Miles Heizer (13 Reasons Why, Parenthood) stars as Cameron Cope. Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel, The Conjuring, When They See Us) stars as his mother, Barbara Cope. Max Parker (Vampire Academy, Blood, Sex & Royalty) will play Sgt. Sullivan, and Liam Oh (The Notebook for Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Next To Normal for Writers Theatre) co-stars as Ray.