Greg Cope White is adapting his memoir The Pink Marine was first published in 2016. after he had spent six years as a US Marine, before embarking on a career as a television and film writer
This 10-part TV series which has gone into production for Netflix will follow, Cameron Pope (played by our queer actor Miles Heizer), a bullied gay teen who joins the Marines with his straight best friend, Ray McCaffey (Liam Oh), in 1990 — a pre-Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell era when being gay in the military could mean jail time or worse.
Heizer, 28, is best known for his roles in TV’s 13 Reasons Why and Parenthood. He also played the part of Cal Price in Love, Simon. Other cast members include Max Parker (“a Marine sergeant who sees himself in Cameron”), Vera Farmiga as Cameron’s mother, Cedrick Cooper, Ana Ayora, Angus O’Brien, Dominic Goodman, Kieron Moore, Nicholas Logan, Rico Paris, Blake Burt, Logan Gould, and Zach Roerig.
Andy Parker (Netflix’s Tales Of The City) is the showrunner, while Peter Hoar (The Last of Us) will direct.
Labels: 2023, coning of age, gay teen, MIles Heizer, Netflix, The Corps, TV series