‘The Last Ship’ Postpones Premiere Due to the Orlando Shooting

The Last Ship Season 3 Premiere Postponed
Eric Dane and Bridget Regan in ‘The Last Ship’ (Photo © Turner Entertainment Networks, Inc)

Out of respect to the Orlando shooting victims, their families, and friends, TNT has postponed the third season premiere of its dramatic series, The Last Ship. Season three had been scheduled to debut on June 12, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT with a special two-hour premiere. The first episode of season three included a scene of a shooting at a nightclub, and TNT rightly decided to hold off on the premiere because of the devastating mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.

“After the shootings in Orlando, tonight’s season premiere of The Last Ship is postponed. Our hearts are with the victims and their families,” stated TNT.

The Last Ship stars Eric Dane, Bridget Regan, Adam Baldwin, Travis Van Winkle, Marissa Neitling, Jocko Sim, Charles Parnell, Christina Elmore, Bren Foster, and Kevin Michael Martin. The series was created by Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane who also are the showrunners and executive producers. Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, Paul Holahan, and Michael Katleman are also executive producers.

The Last Ship Season 3 Plot: Following the epic second-season cliffhanger, the highly anticipated third season finds the crew of the Nathan James shifting their attention to Asia after President Michener hears rumblings that the Chinese leader, President Peng, has been hoarding the “Scott cure” instead of distributing it to the people in the region. Michener sends Chandler to a global summit to investigate this allegation, as well as rumors of a possible mutation of the original virus that has caused a fresh outbreak in Japan. If the mutation has occurred, and Asia has not been protected, the consequences for the world are dire. And with Rachel Scott shot at the end of last season, and her fate as yet unknown, hope is in low supply.