The Pink Marine book cover – Image: GoodReads

Netflix and Sony Pictures Television are looking to team up for a new series based on the best-selling book by Greg Cope White and Norman Lear.

Andy Parker has been tapped to write and produce the new Netflix series. Parker is best known for being a producer on both seasons of the drama series Bravo. impostors (currently residing at Netflix) and has worked on the AMC+ animated series Pantheon.

For Netflix, Parker worked on Tales from the City by Armistead Maupin as co-executive producer and writer for two episodes (4 and 9). Parker also worked on an episode of the mayfly great army series.

According to numerous sources, the series does not yet have an official title (most refer to it as «Untitled Marine Project»). Still, since it’s an adaptation, we’ll refer to the project as the pink navy until we hear otherwise.

Sony Pictures Television and Norman Lear’s ACT III Productions are the production companies behind the project. Brent Miller, Peter Hoar, Rachel Davidson and Scott Hornbacher are listed to produce.

That the pink navy about?

First published in February 2016, The Pink Marine: A Boy’s Journey Through Bootcamp To Manhood is Greg Cope White’s nonfiction autobiography of his experience joining the military. It is written by Greg Cope White himself, with a foreword by Norman Lear.

Both Cope and Lear will serve as producers on the series.

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Cover of the book La Marina Rosa

By good readsHere is the full synopsis of the book:

“The Pink Marine is the story, filled with hilarity and angst, of how a teenager who struggles with self-acceptance and doesn’t fit the traditional definition of masculinity finds acceptance and self-respect in Marine Corps boot camp. When Greg’s best friend Cope White tells him that he’ll be spending the summer at Marine Corps boot camp on 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 is eighteen, underweight, has never run a mile, and is gay.

Greg’s sheltered life hadn’t prepared him for military service. Like a prince out of water, he packed five bags since he had never been away from home for thirteen weeks. The US Marines stripped him of all that, shaved his head and put a rifle in his hands. At first he struggles to keep up and fears his secret will be found out. But halfway through, the desire to survive and become a Marine trumps fear. He learns that everyone, just like in the real world, comes to the service feeling ‘different’; Possibly biased by the color of their skin, their weight, their poverty, some have even chosen boot camp over jail. Can a flighty, unmanly, 112-pound Texan transform himself into one of the proud few Marines? Will Greg survive?

When the pink navy be in production?

Numerous production listings place production on the new series in early April 2023, with New Orleans chosen as the filming destination.

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