TNT has given the dramatic action series The Last Ship a third season order. The network announced the show’s renewal while there are still a few original episodes remaining to air in season two. Season three will consist of 13 new one-hour episodes and is expected to air during the 2016 summer.
According to TNT, The Last Ship‘s currently the #1 scripted series on basic cable among adults 25-54. The series is based on William Brinkley’s novel and stars Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Travis Van Winkle, Jocko Sims, Charles Parnell, Christina Elmore, Marissa Neitling, and John Pyper Ferguson. Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane co-created the series and serve as showrunners as well as executive produce. Jack Bender, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form also executive produce The Last Ship.
The Last Ship chronicles a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoided falling victim to the devastating tragedy, forcing Captain Chandler (Dane), XO Slattery (Baldwin) and the ship’s crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they are among the few remaining survivors.
In the second season of The Last Ship, the crew of the Nathan James has begun disseminating the cure developed by paleomicrobiologist Dr. Rachel Scott (Mitra). Their arrival back on U.S. soil, however, has been met with opposition in the form of a new world order under the leadership of Amy Granderson (guest star Alfre Woodward). To make matters worse, Chandler and his crew now face a new enemy: the Immunes, a group of naturally immune survivors bent on taking over the world.
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