The Last Ship will be based on the popular novel by William Brinkley. Additional executive producers include Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane, who also wrote the pilot for this series. The project was brought to TNT from Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (
TNT has ordered a pilot for the action-packed drama series The Last Ship, based on the popular novel by William Brinkley and executive-produced by blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay (Transformers). The project comes to TNT from Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, whose credits include A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, with showrunner Hank Steinberg (Without a Trace) and Steven Kane (The Closer) also serving as executive producers. Steinberg and Kane wrote the pilot script.
In The Last Ship there is a global catastrophe that nearly wipes out the entire population of Earth. The crew of a naval destroyer is left to confront the possibility that their new existence could be in a world where they are the only survivors left.
“The book The Last Ship is a gripping page-turner that has all the makings of a terrific television drama, including a great premise, memorable characters, intense situations and heart-racing action,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We believe this show will take viewers on a thrilling ride and fits perfectly with TNT’s expanding line-up of original dramas. We look forward to working with Michael Bay and The Last Ship’s outstanding production team.”