Michael Bay's "The Last Ship" Features Every Single Apocalypse Trope You Could Possibly Think Of [TRAILER]
Mar 11, 2014 12:20
The new TV show is about a few of the world's survivors stuck on a battleship swimming around looking for the cure to a lethal plague. How original. Here's the official synopsis:
This summer, TNT is going to take take viewers on an action-packed ride with the exciting new drama series The Last Ship, starring Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy) and executive-produced by blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay (Transformers). The Last Ship opens with a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan Jamesavoids falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now, 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. Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) plays Rachel Scott, a strong-willed, intelligent and fearless paleomicrobiologist assigned to the ship. Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck) is XO Mike Slattery, a former homicide detective and Chandler's second-in-command. Also starring in The Last Ship are Travis Van Winkle (Heart of Dixie), Charles Parnell (Pariah),Christina Elmore (Fruitvale Station),Sam Spruell(Snow White and The Huntsman) and Marissa Neitling (Leverage). Based on William Brinkley's popular novel, The Last Ship comes to TNT from Bay's Platinum Dunes and its partners, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, whose credits include the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Bay, Fuller and Form serve as executive producers, along with showrunner Hank Steinberg (Without a Trace, The Nine), Steven Kane (The Closer) and director Jack Bender (Lost). Steinberg and Kane wrote the series pilot, which was directed byJonathan Mostow (U-571).
Just looking at the first trailer has us rolling our eyes at all the
cheesy apocalyptic Armageddon tropes like a presidential
announcement, people in hazmat suits decontaminating things, a death
counter, slow motion explosions, lots of
running around screaming, etc. But you just know that people are going to tune in because it's Michael Bay!
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