Emmerdale's Max Parker lands Netflix role after leaving the soap

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Former Emmerdale star Max Parker has landed a new role in the upcoming Netflix series The Corps.

The actor will star alongside Miles Heizer (13 Reasons Why), Vera Farmiga (Orphan, The Conjuring) and Liam Oh.

"Set in 1990, The Corps is about Cameron, a bullied, gay high school student who joins the Marine Corps with his straight best friend, Ray — a dangerous move when being gay in the military meant jail time or worse," on official synopsis for the series reads (via Variety).

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"As these two friends plunge into Marine Corps boot camp, where the landmines are both literal and metaphorical, they join a platoon of young men on a harrowing journey of transformation."

Heizer will play the lead role of Cameron Cope, while Oh has been cast as his friend Ray McCaffey. Farmiga will play Cameron's mother Barbara.

Parker will take on the role of Sgt. Sullivan, who's described as an "elite Recon Marine [who] has been decorated for valour on numerous top-secret missions". Seeing a younger version of himself in Cameron, the sergeant tries to prepare the teenager for the "personal war" he'll face after bootcamp.

Parker shared the casting news on his Instagram account, posting a screenshot of the Variety announcement with the caption: "Pinch me doesn't cut it! LETS GO."

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Parker played Luke Posner on Emmerdale for two years, exiting in 2021. He has since gone on to appear in Netflix's Blood, Sex and Royalty and the Peacock series Vampire Academy.

The actor previously weighed in on the prospect of a return to the Dales, revealing that it wasn't something he was currently considering.

"I'm a person of once you've finished a chapter, you finish it," he told Express.co.uk last November.

Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.

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