TNT has revealed five of the principal cast members of its action drama pilot, executive produced by Michael Bay. Based on the popular novel by William Brinkley, The Last Ship centers on the crew of a naval destroyer who are among the only survivors after a global catastrophe decimates the Earth's population.
Written by Without A Trace creator Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane (The Closer), the pilot will be helmed by feature film director Jonathan Mostow, who was responsible for 2009's Surrogates and 2003's Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines.
Here's the rundown on the cast and their roles.
Michaela McManus will play Lt. Jackie Makena, a crew member who runs the Combat Information Center and is in charge of missile deployment. Last seen on NBC's Awake, McManus had substantial roles on One Tree Hill and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Charles Parnell will play Hugh Jeter, Command Master Chief aboard the USS Nathan James. Most fondly remembered for being the second actor to portray Police Chief Derek Frye on ABC daytime soap All My Children, Parnell had a recurring role on the Starz drama Crash and will next be seen in the JJ Abrams sequel Star Trek Into Darkness.
Travis Van Winkle will play Danny Green, the leader of a small crew of SEALS aboard the Nathan James. In addition to television appearances on Happy Endings, 2 Broke Girls, and Law & Order, Van Winkle has starred on the big screen in Michael Bay's Transformers, Meet The Spartans, and the Friday The 13th remake, produced by Bay's Platinum Dunes.
Christina Elmore will play Lt. Alisha Granderson, who co-steers the ship. A virtual unknown with no apparent film or television credits to her name, Elmore is a stage actress from San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater.
Sam Spruell will play a paleomicrobiologist named Quincy. A television actor with recurring roles on British series Spooks and P.O.W., Spruell had a starring role in the movie Snow White And The Huntsman as the brother of the Evil Queen, portrayed by Charlize Theron.
Sounds like an interesting premise, like a cross between ABC's Last Resort and NBC's Revolution. Will you be boarding The Last Ship?