Michael Bay’s The Last Ship is Ready to Launch

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Eric Dane Stars in The Last Ship

Eric Dane stars in 'The Last Ship,' a new action-packed series coming to TNT from executive producer Michael Bay.

TNT is setting sail with Michael Bay, giving his new action drama series The Last Ship a first season order. Bay and his producing partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form executive produce the show which is based on the bestselling book by William Brinkley and stars Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy). The Last Ship‘s also executive produced by showrunner Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane. And Kane and Steinberg penned the pilot episode which U-571‘s helmer Jonathan Mostow directed.
 
The Last Ship has gotten a 10 episode greenlight and should be heading to our television screens next year.
 
The Last Ship has all the elements of a big Hollywood blockbuster, from its epic storytelling to its top-notch cast headed by the perfect leading man, Eric Dane,” stated Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “Michael Bay and his fellow executive producers have shaped William Brinkley’s story and characters into an exceptional drama full of action, suspense, tragedy and triumph. The Last Ship is smart, fun television that takes you on a great ride.”
 
The Plot:
 
The story opens with a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoids falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now the crew and its captain must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors.
 
Dane stars as Captain Tom Chandler, a career Navy man who is authoritative and decisive, but also fair and courageous. A born leader and a loving father and husband, Chandler is respected and loved by the men and women under his command. The Last Ship also stars Rhona Mitra as Rachel Scott, a strong-willed, intelligent and fearless paleomicrobiologist assigned to the Nathan James to investigate the cause of billions of deaths worldwide. Adam Baldwin is Slattery, the ship’s second-in-command who worries deeply about his family and occasionally clashes with Dane’s Captain Chandler over the best course of action. And Tracy Middendorf plays Darien Chandler, the captain’s wife.
 
Watch the trailer:
 

 
Source: TNT

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