TNT Greenlights Michael Bay's The Last Ship, Starring Eric Dane and Adam Baldwin

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TNT has ordered to series The Last Ship, a thriller drama based on the William Brinkley novel and executive-produced by filmmaker Michael Bay (Transformers).

The series follows the fallout of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population. Among the few survivors are the crew of the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James, which is now summoned by a new President of the United States to do whatever possible to abate the crisis.

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Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy) stars as Captain Tom Chandler, a career Navy man who lords over the Nathan James, while Tracy Middendorf (Boardwalk Empire) plays his wife Darien. Adam Baldwin (Chuck) plays Slattery, the ship’s second-in-command who occasionally clashes with  Chandler over the best course of action, and Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) is Rachel Scott, a strong-willed paleomicrobiologist assigned to the Nathan James to investigate what caused of billions of deaths worldwide.

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Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form will serve as executive producers, along with showrunner Hank Steinberg (Without a Trace) and Steven Kane (The Closer), who cowrote the pilot.

The Last Ship‘s opening salvo of 10 episodes will launch in 2014. Here’s the trailer:

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