Currently in its second season, the Eric Dane starrer from exec producer Michael Bay has been greenlit for a 13-episode third season, which is slated to premiere in summer 2016.
The Navy-set action adventure, based on William Brinkley’s novel of the same name, revolves around a global catastrophe that nearly wipes out the world’s population, though the destroyer USS Nathan James avoids the tragedy, forcing its captain (Dane) and the ship’s crew to confront the new reality that they are among the world’s few survivors.
Rhona Mitra and Adam Baldwin co-star, alongside the “Grey’s Anatomy” alum. Travis Van Winkle, Charles Parnell, Christina Elmore, Marissa Neitling, John Pyper Ferguson and Jocko Sims round out the cast.
Bay exec produces with Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, Jack Bender and co-creators/showrunners Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane.
“The Last Ship” is this summer’s top basic cable scripted series in adults 25-54, and is among the top three cable series in both adults 18-49 and total viewers, according to Nielsen. In live+3, it’s averaging about 4.6 million viewers.
The season two finale of “The Last Ship” concludes on Sept. 6 with the cabler teasing a “gripping cliffhanger.”