The Last Ship
Created by
Based on The Last Ship

by William Brinkley

No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 46 (List of episodes)




Channel Road Productions

Platinum Dunes



Original run June 22, 2014 – present

The Last Ship is an ongoing TV series that premiered on June 22, 2014 on TNT[1]. It is based on the novel of the same name by William Brinkley.


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.

Main article: Season 1


The series is produced by Platinum Dunes along with Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, and Steinberg. On July 2012, TNT ordered a pilot episode for a potential series based on the novel The Last Ship by William Brinkley. Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane wrote the pilot script and the plot was filmed shortly after, directed by Jonathan Mostow. It was filmed 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). Some scenes were filmed aboard the USS Iowa museum ship which is located in Los Angeles.


The show has received mostly positive reviews from critics, having a Metacritic score of 60 out of 100 based on 21 "positive or average" reviews. Rotten Tomatoes currently reports a 63% "fresh" critics rating with an average rating of 6/10 based on 27 reviews.



Main article: Songs featured on The Last Ship

Series OverviewEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD and Blu-ray release dates
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 10 June 22, 2014 August 24, 2014 TBA TBA TBA
2 13 June 21, 2015 September 6, 2015 TBA TBA TBA
3 13 May 30, 2016 September 11, 2016 TBA TBA TBA
4 10 August 20, 2017 October 8, 2017 TBA TBA TBA


In addition to the television series a motion book series was released prior to the second season by an app called Madefire Comics & Motion Books which acts as a prequel to the television series.

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