The Last Ship season four premiere on TNT with a two-hour episode Sunday, August 20
Following a series-changing season three finale last year, The Last Ship season four has officially locked its premiere. Look for a two-hour return to the show’s post-apocalyptic world to debut Sunday, August 20 at 9:00pm ET/PT across TNT platforms.
Starring Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin and Bridget Regan, The Last Ship is based on William Brinkley’s popular novel and chronicles the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoided falling victim to the devastating tragedy. Now, CNO Captain Tom Chandler (Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors.
Over the course of the first three seasons, The Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James has been the central vehicle for the discovery and distribution of the cure to the Red Flu, resulting in near global recovery. After the chilling events at the end of last season, Tom Chandler (Dane) has given up his heroic titles and responsibilities and sought solace – and anonymity — with his family in a small fishing village in Greece. Meanwhile, Captain Slattery (Baldwin) and the crew of Nathan James have discovered that the virus has “jumped kingdoms” and now infects the world’s food crops, bringing humanity to the brink of global famine. As the ship traverses the Mediterranean in search of a solution that can save the world’s food supply, Chandler encounters his own enemies in Greece. His “hero’s journey” becomes a modern day retelling of Homer’s Odyssey.
The third season of The Last Ship reached an average of 7 million viewers per episode across multiple platforms, including 1.4 million adults 18-49. Through its first three seasons, the show has ranked one of basic cable’s Top 10 summer dramas with adults 18-49.
The Last Ship season four also stars Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle, Marissa Neitling, Christina Elmore, Jocko Sims, Bren Foster and Kevin Michael Martin. The series is produced by Turner’s Studio T in association with Platinum Dunes, whose partners – blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form – serve as executive producers. Co-creators Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane also serve as executive producers, along with director Paul Holahan. Kane serves as showrunner for The Last Ship season four and five, having previously served alongside Steinberg for the first three seasons.
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