TNT announced at the SXSW Film Festival today that their new series The Last Ship will debut Sunday, June 22, at 9 PM ET, from executive producer Michael Bay (Transformers). The network has also released the second trailer, starring Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy) and Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) which centers on a Navy vessel that may be humanity's last hope in the wake of a worldwide catastrophe. Check out the latest footage from this upcoming summer series, then read on for more information.
This summer, TNT is going to take take viewers on an action-packed ride with the exciting new drama series The Last Ship, starring Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy) and executive-produced by blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay (Transformers). The Last Ship 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, Captain Tom Chandler (Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors. Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) plays Rachel Scott, a strong-willed, intelligent and fearless paleomicrobiologist assigned to the ship. Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck) is XO Mike Slattery, a former homicide detective and Chandler's second-in-command. Also starring in The Last Ship are Travis Van Winkle (Hart of Dixie), Charles Parnell (Pariah), Christina Elmore (Fruitvale Station), Sam Spruell (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Marissa Neitling (Leverage). Based on William Brinkley's popular novel, The Last Ship comes to TNT from Bay's Platinum Dunes and its partners, Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form, whose credits include upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Bay, Fuller and Form serve as executive producers, along with showrunner Hank Steinberg (Without a Trace), Steven Kane (The Closer) and director Jack Bender (30 Rock). Steinberg and Kane wrote the series pilot, which was directed by Jonathan Mostow (U-571).