The Last Ship is an American action-drama television series, loosely based on the 1988 novel of the same name by William Brinkley.
The series premiered on TNT on 22 June 2014 and concluded after five seasons on 11 November 2018.
Outline Series 01, Episode 01
Two civilian virologists, doctors Rachel Scott and Quincy Tophet, claiming to be studying birds, join Captain Tom Chandler and crew aboard the USS Nathan James on their way to the Arctic. Renegade Russian forces attack them, and Chandler learns the virologists are actually collecting samples of a deadly virus that has infected 80 percent of the human population while they have been at sea. The remaining U.S. government orders the ship home, and those aboard try desperately – many in vain – to contact their families. After a nuclear detonation in France derails their plans for refuelling, the crew boards a ship filled with dead, infected people. While originally setting sail for Naval Station Mayport, after losing contact with the government, Chandler decides that the best place to work on the vaccine is on the ship itself out in open sea. Dr. Tophet is revealed to be secretly communicating with the Russians.
The Last Ship Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Creators: Hank Steinberg and Steven L. Kane.
- Producers: Michael Bay, Jack Bender, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Hank Steinberg, Steven L. Kane, Jonathan Mostow, Todd Arnow, Eric Dane, and Mark Malone.
- Music: Steve Jablonsky and Nathan Whitehead.
- Cinematography: Lukas Ettlin.
- Editor: Ken Blackwell
- Release Date: 22 June 2014.
- Running Time: 45 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.