"THE LAST SHIP" SAILS TO ASIA
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
HONG KONG (August 20, 2014) – This September, audiences will be able to experience The Last Ship, the top summer drama from the US, first and exclusively on WarnerTV. Premiering on Tuesday, September 2 at 8pm, the series features epic-scale and visceral storytelling, based on William Brinkley's popular novel.
The action-packed drama stars Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy) and is 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 USS Nathan James avoids 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.
Chandler is a career Navy man who is authoritative and decisive, but also fair and courageous. A born leader and a loving father and husband, Chandler is respected and loved by the men and women under his command. Also on board is Rachel Scott (Rhona Mitra, Strike Back), a strong-willed, intelligent and fearless paleomicrobiologist assigned to the Nathan James to investigate the cause of billions of deaths worldwide.
Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck) is Slattery, the ship's second-in-command who worries deeply about his family and occasionally clashes with Dane's Captain Chandler over the best course of action. The series also stars Travis Van Winkle (Heart of Dixie), Charles Parnell (Pariah), Christina Elmore (Fruitvale Station), Sam Spruell (Snow White and The Huntsman) and Marissa Neitling (Leverage).
In the US, The Last Ship has been a blockbuster hit in its first season, not only among total viewers but also among key adult demos. The series ranks as basic cable's No. 1 new series of the year-to-date with total viewers and the top new scripted series for the year-to-date with adults 25-54.
**The Race to Save the World begins on Tuesday, September 2, at 9pm SIN / 8pm JKT only on WarnerTV **
WarnerTV offers viewers in Asia Pacific an unprecedented mix of hit TV series and blockbuster movies. Its line-up boasts the world's biggest franchises, first-run exclusives for the region and fan favorites across a wide range of genres from action, adventure, comedy to crime, sci-fi and drama. WarnerTV is also home to feature films from the legendary studios of Warner Bros. Entertainment. The channel is available across Asia Pacific including distribution in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Palau, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea. In Asia Pacific, WarnerTV is owned and operated by Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc., a Time Warner company. Visit WarnerTVAsia.com and Facebook.com/WarnerTVAsia for more information.
About Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific
Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout the Asia Pacific region and beyond. A leader in the television and media business, it runs pay- and free-TV channels, as well as Internet-based services, including 46 channels in 13 languages in 38 countries throughout Asia Pacific. Turner's leading brands in the region include CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Cartoonito, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, WarnerTV, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, WB, MondoTV and TABI Channel. In addition, Turner is also the exclusive distributor of HBO, HBO Hits HD and HBO Defined HD in South Asia. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. is a Time Warner company.
For media enquiries, contact:
Turner International Asia Pacific (in Hong Kong)