TNT Orders Michael Bay Drama Series THR
With a “Grey’s Anatomy” veteran set to star, TNT has given a series order to a drama series from Michael Bay, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The series is “The Last Ship,” based on the William Brinkley novel. TNT ordered a 10-episode season, set to roll out next year with “Grey’s” alum Eric Dane in the lead role.
“’The Last Ship’ centers on a global catastrophe that nearly obliterates the Earth's population, forcing the crew of a naval destroyer to confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they are among the only survivors,” THR reports. “Dane stars as Tom Chandler, the commanding officer of the USS Nathan James who's married with two young daughters.”
Said Michael Wright, president and head of programming at TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies: "’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. 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."
THR adds: “’Last Ship’ hails from Platinum Dunes' Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (‘A Nightmare on Elm Street,’ ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’), with Hank Steinberg (‘Without a Trace’) and Steven Kane (‘The Closer’) serving as executive producers. Steinberg and Kane co-wrote the pilot, which Bay will produce. Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin and Tracy Middendorf co-star.”