‘The Last Ship’ is renewed for a fifth season

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) — The sci-fi series The Last Ship has been renewed for a 10-episode, fifth season, TNT announced Thursday.

Based on William Brinkley’s popular novel, the show stars Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin and Bridget Regan. Season 3 is currently airing on the cable network.

The Last Ship has taken viewers on an exciting ride through three, truly, thrilling seasons,” Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT, said in a statement. “We look forward to watching the cast and production team ratchet up the drama, action and suspense even more over the next two seasons through summer 2018.”

The series “chronicles the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population,” a synopsis said. “Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoided falling victim to the devastating tragedy. Now, CNO Captain Tom Chandler and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors.”

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