A drama series that is close to wrapping its second season will be back for a third. Deadline.com reports that TNT has ordered a 13-episode third season of “The Last Ship.”
The action-adventure series from executive producer Michael Bay wraps up season two on Sept. 6. The third season is set to premiere next summer.
“Based on William Brinkley’s novel, ‘The Last Ship’ chronicles a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population,” Deadline notes. “Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer USS Nathan James avoided falling victim to the devastating tragedy, forcing Captain Chandler (Eric Dane), XO Slattery (Adam Baldwin) and the ship’s crew to confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they are among the few remaining survivors.”
TNT reports that the show is the top scripted series of the summer on basic cable in adults 25-54, and is reaching 9 million total viewers on average across multiple platforms.