The Last Ship is an upcoming American post-apocalyptic drama television series that is based on a novel of the same name by William Brinkley. In May 2013, the cable network TNT placed a 10-episode order for the series. The series will premiere on June 22, 2014.
After a pandemic kills 80% of the world's population, the crew of an unaffected U.S. Navy ship must try to find a cure to save humanity
In July 2012, TNT ordered a pilot episode for a potential series based on the novel The Last Ship by William Brinkley. Hank Steinberg and Steve Kane wrote the pilot script, and Jonathan Mostow directed the pilot. It was filmed at a number of locations across San Diego including aboard the USS Halsey (DDG-97) and the USS Dewey (DDG-105), which stands in for the show's fictional USS Nathan James (DDG-151), and the USS Iowa museum ship.
In May 2013, TNT ordered 10 episodes of The Last Ship, set to premiere on Sunday, June 22, 2014. The series is produced by Platinum Dunes, with Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, Steinberg, and Kane serving as executive producers. Steinberg and Kane share duties as the day-to-day showrunner.