‘The Last Ship’ is an American action-drama series, loosely based on the 1988 novel of the same name by William Brinkley. It has been created by Hank Steinberg and Steven L Kane, who have worked together before on ‘Without a Trace’. The show airs on TNT and first premiered on June 22, 2014.
The show revolves around a crew of a naval destroyer who have been forced to face the reality of a new existence after they find out that a pandemic has wiped off most of the earth’s population. Even though there have been similar shows before, ‘The Last Ship’ was quick to grab eyeballs, and critics acknowledged that, saying, “Movie-sized action sequences and a pretty cast provide smooth sailing for ‘The Last Ship’, though it’s not anything that hasn’t been seen before.”
The Last Ship Cast: Who is in it?
‘The Last Ship’ does not make any compromises when it comes to its cast. It works on the simple television formula that attractive people hold our attention for longer, and thus we have an extremely good looking roster of actors on our hands when it comes to this show. Let us quickly go through the instrumental characters.
First off, we have Admiral Tom Chandler, the former commandeer of the surviving ship, USS Nathan James, and is now an instructor at the United States Naval Academy. The character is played by Eric Dane, instantly recognizable from his roles in ‘Charmed‘ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘. Rhona Mitra, who people might recognize as the saucy Tara Wilson from ‘The Practice’ and then ‘Boston Legal‘, is seen as Dr. Rachel Scott. She is a paleo-microbiologist, who creates a cure for the virus. Adam Baldwin, who you might recognize from ‘Full Metal Jacket‘ and ‘Firefly‘ appears as Admiral Mike Slattery, a former homicide detective with Chicago P.D. who later commandeers the surviving ship.
Charles Parnell is seen as Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell “Russ” Jeter, who previously served as Nathan James‘s senior enlisted sailor and unofficial chaplain. Travis Van Winkle as Lieutenant Daniel Joshua “Danny” Green, leader of the Naval Mountain Warfare Special Forces Unit aboard Nathan James.