TNT has renewed for a third season of episodes to air next summer.
Here’s the press release with more details:
TNT has renewed the hit action-adventure The Last Ship, basic cable’s top scripted series this summer with adults 25-54. Currently airing Sundays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), The Last Ship stars Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy), Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) and Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck). Season 2 will climax with a gripping cliffhanger on Sept. 6. TNT has ordered 13 episodes for the third season, which is slated to launch next summer.
Viewers can catch up with the second season of The Last Ship or relive the excitement of this summer’s gripping story developments at any time. TNT is making all of this season’s previous episodes available to subscribers through set-top VOD, the www.tntdrama.com and the Watch TNT mobile apps. New episodes are added to the mix the day after they premiere on the network.
Based on William Brinkley’s popular novel, 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.
Also starring in The Last Ship are Travis Van Winkle (Heart of Dixie), Charles Parnell (Pariah), Christina Elmore (Fruitvale Station), Marissa Neitling (Leverage), John Pyper Ferguson (Unforgiven) and Jocko Sims (Masters of Sex). The series is produced by Platinum Dunes, with its partners – blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form – serving as executive producers. Co-creators and showrunners Hank Steinberg (creator of Without a Trace, The Nine) and Steven Kane (The Closer) are also executive producers, along with Jack Bender (Lost).
The Last Ship launched last year as basic cable’s #1 new series with total viewers and adults 25-54. In its second season, the show is basic cable’s #1 scripted series this summer with adults 25-54 and ranks as one of the the Top 3 with adults 18-49 and total viewers. This summer, the show is reaching an average of 9 million viewers across TNT’s linear, VOD, digital and mobile platforms.
TNT Renews The Last Ship For Season 3
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‘Last Ship’ star Rhona Mitra saving the world on and off screen
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Rhona Mitra is doing her best to save the world both on “The Last Ship,” and in real life. On the TNT military drama, her character Dr. Rachel Scott discovers the cure for the lethal virus that is wiping out humanity. In her day-to-day life, the certified permaculture farmer is helping communities in Africa and South America learn how to grow their own food.
“I’ve implemented a project, not in conjunction with anyone, just by myself,” she told FOX411 at Comic-Con. “There’s an organization called Big Life, who just work with elephants in Amboseli National Park, and they’ve allowed me to introduce permaculture farming with the Massai with the view to stopping the conflict between the animals and the humans. Also, I was looking down in Uruguay to find a piece of land to create a place where people can come and work with animals and come and learn how to farm sustainably.”
With her efforts on behalf of the environment in mind, it’s no surprise that the subject matter of “The Last Ship” speaks to Mitra. Especially since the pandemic in the post-apocalyptic drama was caused by the release of a long-buried virus that was discharged due to the melting of the polar caps as a result of global warming.
“I’ve been in survival mode for the last five years,” the actress says. “We’re going through a slow apocalypse. It’s just not a big-boom thing. We’re slowly killing ourselves brilliantly as a species. Anyone who has their eyes open knows that.”
When last season ended on “The Last Ship,” it was hard to imagine where the series would head. It seemed logical that the newly discovered cure would be massed produced and distributed around the world. But the writers had other, more interesting plans. In a storyline reminiscent of Nazi Germany, they created a group of people who are naturally immune to the virus and, as a result, see themselves as an elite race, who want to rule those they deem inferior.
2×09 Uneasy Lies The Head – Press Release
“Uneasy Lies The Head” – Sunday, August 9, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-14-LV
With Dr. Scott on the verge of a breakthrough, Chandler and his team set out to land in search of much needed supplies and materials for her lab. Once there, Burk stumbles upon a gang of children who have been offered a bounty by the Immunes for information on the U.S. Navy. A vicious battle ensues when the Immunes come to collect their prisoners. Back on the ship, Rachel’s efforts to produce a spreadable cure depend on Niels – her success now inextricably linked to the scientist who nearly erased mankind.
Directed by Peter Weller
Written by Nic Van Zeebroeck
The Last Ship cast says season 2 will end on a big cliffhanger
There might be a cure for the virus that kicked off the first season of The Last Ship, but season 2 of the TNT drama is all about what happens after 80 percent of the world’s population is dead, specifically when there’s an island full of people who are immune and now consider themselves to be the rightful inheritants of the planet.
So when the cast of The Last Ship stopped by the Entertainment Weekly Lounge at Comic-Con, we talked to them about what fans can expect from the rest of season 2 — spoiler: a huge cliffhanger — their favorite action sequences, and more.
2×06 Long Day’s Journey – Promo
2×05 Achilles – Promo
TNT Brings Falling Skies & The Last Ship
(Press Release) TNT is bringing the explosive dramas The Last Ship and Falling Skies to Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015. TNT’s presence at the annual gathering will include all-star panels for both series, plus an Oculus Rift virtual reality experience that puts fans of The Last Ship in the middle of the action. Among the many stars set to participate are The Last Ship‘s Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Travis Van Winkle, Jocko Sims and Marissa Neitling, along with Falling Skies‘ Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Sarah Carter, Connor Jessup, Colin Cunningham and Doug Jones. Also participating are The Last Ship executive producer Hank Steinberg and Falling Skies co-executive producer Olatunde Osunsanmi.
Below is a rundown of TNT’s events at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015.
The Last Ship
In honor of The Last Ship‘s second season – which is currently airing Sundays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) and available across all of TNT’s on-demand platforms – the network is giving fans at Comic-Con the chance to dive into the show through The Last Ship Oculus Rift Experience. As part of this immersive activation, each participant will use an Oculus Rift headset to be transported into The Last Ship‘s fictional universe, where they must board a cargo ship taken over by the Immunes (immune survivors of the deadly plague that has nearly destroyed the entire population of the planet) and retrieve the last remnants of the primordial strain.
Also at Comic-Con, TNT will present a panel featuring The Last Ship stars Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Travis Van Winkle, Jocko Sims and Marissa Neitling, as well as series executive producer Hank Steinberg. The session will include Q&A from the audience and exclusive video clips previewing what’s to come during the rest of the second season.
The Last Ship Oculus Rift Experience
Preview Night, Wednesday, July 8: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday, July 9 – Sunday, July 12: 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The Last Ship Comic-Con Booth
San Diego Convention Center: Booth #3629
The Last Ship Panel
Thursday, July 9, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center: Room 6A
Panel: Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Travis Van Winkle, Jocko Sims, Marissa Neitling and executive producer Hank Steinberg
Moderated by Entertainment Weekly‘s James Hibberd