TNT will resurrect William Brinkley‘s 1988 novel, The Last Ship. Ten episodes of the post-apocalyptic TV show will launch in 2014.
It will star Eric Dane from Grey’s Anatomy and Transformers director Michael Bay will executive produce. Bay’s Platinum Dunes will partner with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form on the project. Showrunner Hank Steinberg and executive producer Steven Kane wrote the pilot script. Here’s more from the release:
The story opens with a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoids falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now the crew and its captain must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors … Dane stars as Captain Tom Chandler, a career Navy man who is authoritative and decisive, but also fair and courageous … The Last Ship also stars Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) as Rachel Scott, a strong-willed, intelligent and fearless paleomicrobiologist assigned to the Nathan James to investigate the cause of billions of deaths worldwide. (Via Alex Weprin)