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Netflix's "The Corps" based on the autobiography The Pink Marine, now filming in New Orleans

Tina Howell

Netflix’s The Corps is an adaptation of ex-marine and author Greg Cope White’s autobiography titled "The Pink Marine", which was published in 2016 about his experience in joining the military.

The show stars Miles Heizer (13 Reasons Why, Parenthood) Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel, The Conjuring, When They See Us) and Max Parker (Vampire Academy) It is being produced by Andy Parker, Norman Lear, Brent Miller and Rachel Davidson.

According to, The Pink Marine is the story-full of hilarity and heartbreak-of how a teenage boy who struggles with self-acceptance and doesn't fit the traditional definition of masculinity finds acceptance and self-worth in Marine Corps boot camp. When Greg Cope White's best friend tells him he's spending his summer in Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, all Greg hears is 'summer' and 'camp'. Despite dire warnings from his friend, Greg vows to join him in recruit training. He's eighteen, underweight, he's never run a mile-and he's gay. Greg's sheltered life hadn't prepared him for military service. A prince out of water, he packed five suitcases since he'd never been away from home for thirteen weeks. The U.S. Marines stripped him from all of that, shaved his head and put a rifle in his hands. At first, he struggles to keep up, and afraid his secret will be discovered. But midway through, the desire to survive and become a Marine trumps fear. He learns that everyone, just like in the real world, comes into the service feeling 'different'; possibly prejudged for the color of their skin, their weight, their poverty, some have even chosen boot camp over jail. Can a flighty, 112-pound, unmanly Texan transform into one of the few, the proud, the Marines? Will Greg even survive?

The Corps started filming on April 17th in New Orleans and is set to conclude on mid-October. It will consist of 10 episodes and is expected to have a mid-2024 release.

You can learn more about White's book at

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