Netflix is giving Miles Heizer new marching orders.
The streamer has greenlit The Corps, a 10-episode, 1990-set dramedy starring the 13 Reasons Why and Parenthood actor as a bullied gay high school student who joins the Marine Corp with his straight BFF (played by newcomer Liam Oh, pictured). As the duo “plunge into boot camp, where the landmines are both literal and metaphorical, they join a platoon of young men on a harrowing journey of transformation,” per the official logline.
Further complicating matters: Oh’s character, Ray McCaffey, is the son of a strict Marine father.
The series — which is inspired by Greg Cope White’s memoir The Pink Marine and counts TV legend Norman Lear among its exec producers — also stars Bates Motel matriarch Vera Farmiga as Barbara Cope, the chameleon-like mother of Heizer’s Cameron Cope, and Vampire Academy‘s Max Parker as Sgt. Sullivan, a more seasoned gay marine who sees himself in Cameron and tries to prepare him for the real-world war he’ll face beyond boot camp.
The ensemble also includes Vampire Diaries‘ Zach Roerig as Sgt. Knox, Stargirl‘s Joy Osmanski as Ji-Yeong, In the Dark‘s Ana Ayora as Capt. Fajardo, First Kill‘s Dominic Goodman as Nash, Vampire Academy‘s Kieron Moore as Slovacek and Grease: Rose of the Pink Ladies‘ Johnathan Nieves as Ochoa.
Rounding out the cast are Cedrick Cooper, Angus O’Brien, Nicholas Logan, Rico Paris, Blake Burt, Logan Gould, Brandon Tyler Moore, Ivan Hoey Jr., and Anthony Marble.
In addition to Lear, EPs for The Corps (which Netflix notes is a “working title” and. therefore, likely to change) include Andy Parker (showrunner/writer), Brent Miller, Rachel Davidson and Scott Hornbacher. Peter Hoar (The Last of Us, The Umbrella Academy) will direct the first episode.
Thrilled to see Miles in another project and loving the rest of the cast. Can’t wait to check it out
Lots of people I’d like to watch again. But whoa “Vampire Diaries‘ Zach Roerig as Sgt. Knox”. Blast from the past. Good for him.
Love Miles Heizer, and seeing some really great, familiar faces in the cast. Vera Farmiga, Zach Roerig, andJoy Osmanski are all familiar faces whose work I’ve really enjoyed, and I am absolutely loving Johnathan Nieves on Rise of the Pink Ladies right now. Looking forward to this!
I’m really looking forward to watching this series with its stellar cast and behind the scenes talent!
I’m going to have to sign up for Netflix to watch this. It sounds promising and I love Miles and a lot of folks in the cast. I don’t mind some comedy, but I hope they don’t take it too far.
Loved the book “The Pink Marine” and can’t wait to finally see this on film.