'The Last Ship' Trailer Exclusive: See 'Grey's Anatomy' Alum Eric Dane in Uniform
O Captain McSteamy! My Captain McSteamy! Your fearful trip is far from done... unfortunately for "Grey's Anatomy" alum Eric Dane and the rest of the crew of TNT's "The Last Ship."
However, their misfortune spells a summer of small-screen thrills for fans of the William Brinkley novel that inspired the series... and just about anyone who likes hot boys in uniform, big guns, even bigger boats, and world-ending biological events.
On Friday, a new extended trailer for "The Last Ship" (debuting June 22) will hit select movie theaters. But why wait when you can see alums of "Grey’s," "Firefly," "Alphas," "24," and "Nip/Tuck" trying to save the human race today on Yahoo TV exclusively?
As you can see in the preview above — and have come to expect from producer Michael Bay ("Transformers," "Armageddon," "Pearl Harbor," and "Black Sails") — these folks are not going down without a fight. A really big, explosive fight.
"I liked the idea of working with Michael Bay, and it's always been a genre I wanted to involve myself with," Dane said when Yahoo TV visited the Manhattan Beach set back in February. "Who doesn't want to be a captain of a guided-missile destroyer? I'm a guy. I like playing with toys and guy stuff and getting physical. It was a huge change of pace coming from 'Grey's.' I knew this was going to be physically demanding, and I come home from work some days pretty beat up, but this was something I had to do."
Eric Dane stars in The Last Ship, a new action-packed series coming to TNT from executive producer Michael Bay. Ph: Richard Foreman/SMPSP
"The Last Ship" follows the crew of the U.S.S. Nathan James, a Navy destroyer that had spent months running drills in radio silence in the Arctic while hosting a brilliant paleomicrobiologist (Rhona Mitra) doing research. Unbeknownst to Captain Chandler (Dane) and company, a killer virus has been running rampant and decimating most of the planet's population — including the president — and sending survivors into panic mode, throwing the economy and governments of the world into chaos.
It turns out the scientist knew more than she was letting on, and now she may be civilization's last hope for a cure; working with a crew who now doesn't trust her might be her ticket to staying alive.