Sky1 has inked a deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution to secure the UK rights to TNT’s drama series The Last Ship.
The Last Ship picks up in the wake of 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 and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors.
The series, which was recently renewed for a second season, is based on the novel of the same name by William Brinkley and was developed for television by Hank Steinberg and Steve Kane. The Platinum Dunes produced series stars Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy), Rhona Mitra (Strike Back), Adam Baldwin (Chuck), Travis Van Winkle (Heart of Dixie), Charles Parnell (Pariah),Christina Elmore (Fruitvale Station),Sam Spruell (Snow White and The Huntsman) and Marissa Neitling (Leverage).
“I am delighted to announce that The Last Ship is coming to Sky 1, adding to our portfolio of energetic and thrilling US dramas”, said Sky1 Director Adam MacDonald. “The Last Ship delivers the gripping, edge of your seat viewing that Sky 1 customers love and the even better news is that they don’t have to wait long to start watching.”
The Last Ship is the latest show that Sky1 has acquired from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. The satcaster also announced today that they had acquired The CW’s The Flash and ABC’s Forever from the global sales division of the major Hollywood studio. The shows, which are expected to premiere later this year, join fellow WB series Arrow on Sky1′s schedule.
For Warner Bros, these deals with Sky are significant. Observers have been commenting for some time that the acquisition of US shows was taking longer this year and, with these three deals, Warner Bros remains the only Hollywood Studio who has sold their wares from the upcoming season to a UK broadcaster. In addition to the deals with Sky for Forever and The Flash, WBITD has also sold Gotham to Channel 5.
Sky1 Picks Up TNT’s ‘The Last Ship’
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TNT Renews The Last Ship, Major Crimes and Falling Skies
TNT has renewed three of its summer hits: “The Last Ship,” “Major Crimes” and “Falling Skies.” All three dramas rank among basic cable’s Top 5 scripted series this summer with total viewers and adults 25-54.
TNT has ordered 13 episodes of “The Last Ship,” an increase over its first-season order of 10 episodes. The network is also ordering 15 episodes for season four of “Major Crimes.” And “Falling Skies” will mark its fifth and final season with 10 episodes.
“TNT’s refreshed and recharged drama brand is soaring this summer, and that is due in large part to these three enormously popular dramas,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “‘The Last Ship’ has become this summer’s top drama among key adult demos with its epic scale and visceral storytelling. ‘Major Crimes’ continues to be one of the most enduring and popular crime-drama franchises on television. And ‘Falling Skies’ has begun an ambitious and thrilling story arc this summer as it sets the stage for next year’s climactic final season.”
“The Last Ship” is a hit in its first season, not only among total viewers but also among key adult demos. The action-packed drama from executive producer Michael Bay has averaged more than 7.2 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery in its first season and currently ranks as basic cable’s #1 scripted series this summer with adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. The show is also cable’s #1 new series for the year-to-date among total viewers and adults 25-54.
“Major Crimes” is showing an uptick over last year, with 7 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery for its third season so far. It ranks second behind “Rizzoli & Isles” among the summer’s top scripted series on basic cable. “Major Crimes” has also drawn key demo deliveries of 2.1 million adults 25-54 and 1.5 million adults 18-49.
“Falling Skies” has averaged more than 5.5 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery for its fourth season, including 2.5 million adults 25-54 and 2.1 million adults 18-49. It ranks behind “The Last Ship” and “Rizzoli & Isles” among basic cable’s Top 3 scripted series this summer with adults 25-54.
TNT will also launch the drama “Legends,” starring Sean Bean, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). It will be followed by “Franklin & Bash,” which is coming back for its fourth season. And on Aug. 18, “Dallas” will return to continue its third season.