TNT has ordered up ten episodes of Michael Bay's new post-apocalyptic action drama series called The Last Ship, and it looks awesome! The network released a trailer for it that you've got to check out. I was actually really surprised by how good it looks.
The series follows the fallout of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population. Among the few survivors are the crew of the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James, which is now summoned by a new President of the United States to do whatever possible to abate the crisis.
Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy) stars as Captain Tom Chandler, a career Navy man who lords over the Nathan James, while Tracy Middendorf (Boardwalk Empire) plays his wife Darien. Adam Baldwin (Chuck) plays Slattery, the ship’s second-in-command who occasionally clashes with Chandler over the best course of action, and Rhona Mitra(Strike Back) is Rachel Scott, a strong-willed paleomicrobiologist assigned to the Nathan James to investigate what caused of billions of deaths worldwide.
The series is also being produced by Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) and Andrew Form. This looks like it has the potential to be a big hit for TNT. I'm looking forward to checking it out! Here's the trailer!