TCA: TNT Says U.S. Navy Supportive Of ‘The Last Ship’, Knows Difference Between Good Storytelling And “A Poster”

By | Friday January 10, 2014 @ 2:12pm PST

TCADeadline__140109155905__140109183154When Shaun Ryan was doing the series Last Resort for ABC, he told TV critics he did not collaborate with the U.S. Navy on the series in order to be able to tell the stories he wanted to do. This afternoon, at a TCA Q&A session for TNT’s new drama The Last Ship, TV critics asked TNT chief Michael Wright how closely THE LAST SHIPthe Navy was involved and whether the Navy was an advertiser on the program. “The U.S. Navy does not normally let Hollywood use its toys,” one TV critic said. The Last Ship, based on the popular novel by William Brinkley, centers on the crew of a naval destroyer who, after a global catastrophe decimates the earth’s population, are forced to confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they are among the only survivors. Wright said he had no knowledge of the Navy advertising on the show. The Navy “has been a great partner” on the production “in that they’ve provided us resources that would not have been available” otherwise, he said. Read More »

Comments (1)

Michael Bay’s ‘The Last Ship’ Picked Up To Series At TNT: Video

By | Tuesday May 7, 2013 @ 11:45am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Ahead of its upfront presentation next week, TNT has given a 10-episode series order to post-apocalyptic action drama The Last Ship, starring Eric Dane and executive produced by filmmaker Michael Bay. (Watch the first trailer … Read More »

Comments 22

‘Grey’s Anatomy’s Eric Dane To Star In Michael Bay’s TNT Pilot ‘The Last Ship’

By | Wednesday October 10, 2012 @ 11:15am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Departing Grey’s Anatomy co-star Eric Dane has boarded his next series project… literally. Dane has been tapped as the lead in TNT‘s action drama pilot The Last Ship, executive produced by Michael Bay. Jonathan Mostow is set to direct the pilot written by Without A Trace creator Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane.

Related: Quintet Cast In TNT Pilot ‘The Last Ship’ Read More »

Comments (9)

Eric Dane To Depart ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

By | Thursday July 26, 2012 @ 4:01pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Eric Dane, who has played Mark Sloan aka McSteamy on Grey’s Anatomy since the end of Season 2, will leave the ABC medical drama sometime next season, after wrapping his storyline. “After much consideration and … Read More »

Comments (12)