‘The Pink Marine’ Series Adaptation In Development at Netflix
Netflix and Sony Footage Tv wish to staff up for a brand new collection primarily based on the best-selling e-book by Greg Cope White and Norman Lear.
Andy Parker has been tapped to write down and produce the brand new collection for Netflix. Parker is greatest identified for being a producer on each seasons of the Bravo drama collection Imposters (which presently resides on Netflix) and has labored on the AMC+ animation collection Pantheon.
For Netflix, Parker labored on Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the Metropolis as a co-executive producer and author on two episodes (4 & 9). Parker additionally labored on an episode of the short-lived Grand Military collection.
In keeping with quite a few sources, the collection doesn’t formally have a title but (most confer with it as “Untitled Marine Project”). Nonetheless, given it’s an adaptation, we’ll confer with the venture as The Pink Marine till we hear in any other case.
Sony Footage Tv and Norman Lear’s ACT III Productions are the manufacturing firms behind the venture. Brent Miller, Peter Hoar, Rachel Davidson, and Scott Hornbacher are listed to provide.
What’s The Pink Marine about?
First revealed in February 2016, The Pink Marine: One Boy’s Journey By way of Bootcamp to Manhood is the non-fiction autobiography of Greg Cope White about his expertise in becoming a member of the navy. It’s written by Greg Cope White himself, with the foreword written by Norman Lear.
Each Cope and Lear will function producers on the collection.
Per GoodReads, right here’s the complete synopsis of the e-book:
“The Pink Marine is the story-full of hilarity and heartbreak-of how a teenage boy who struggles with self-acceptance and doesn’t match the standard definition of masculinity finds acceptance and self-worth in Marine Corps boot camp. When Greg Cope White’s greatest good friend tells him he’s spending his summer season in Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, all Greg hears is ‘summer’ and ‘camp’. Regardless of dire warnings from his good friend, Greg vows to hitch him in recruit coaching. He’s eighteen, underweight, he’s by no means run a mile-and he’s homosexual.
Greg’s sheltered life hadn’t ready him for navy service. A prince out of water, he packed 5 suitcases since he’d by no means been away from dwelling for 13 weeks. The U.S. Marines stripped him from all of that, shaved his head and put a rifle in his fingers. At first he struggles to maintain up, and afraid his secret might be found. However halfway by, the need to outlive and change into a Marine trumps worry. He learns that everybody, identical to in the actual world, comes into the service feeling ‘different’; probably prejudged for the colour of their pores and skin, their weight, their poverty–some have even chosen boot camp over jail. Can a flighty, 112-pound, unmanly Texan remodel into one of many few, the proud, the Marines? Will Greg even survive?”
When will The Pink Marine be in manufacturing?
Quite a few manufacturing listings place the brand new collection going into manufacturing in early April 2023, with New Orleans picked because the filming vacation spot.
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