"The Last Ship" Season 3 Press Kit Lead Release

The Race to Save Humanity Heats Up as TNT's The Last Ship Returns for a Third Season With a Two-Hour Premiere Sunday, June 19, at 9/8c

The Last Ship Ranks as One of Basic Cable's Top 5 Summer Dramas

The wait is nearly over. TNT's epic drama The Last Ship – one of basic cable's Top 5 summer dramas – is preparing to set sail again in its quest to save humanity after a devastating pandemic. Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy), Bridget Regan (Agent Carter), Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck), Travis Van Winkle (Heart of Dixie), Marissa Neitling (Leverage) and Jocko Sims (Masters of Sex) star in the high-impact series, which is produced by Platinum Dunes, with its partners – blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form – serving as executive producers. Co-creators and showrunners Hank Steinberg (creator of Without a Trace, The Nine) and Steven Kane (The Closer) are also executive producers, along with executive producers and directors Paul Holahan and Michael Katleman. The third season of The Last Ship is slated to launch with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, June 19, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), across TNT's television, digital and mobile platforms.

Based on William Brinkley's popular novel, The Last Ship chronicles a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoided falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now, Captain Tom Chandler (series star Eric Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors.

Following the epic second-season cliffhanger, the highly anticipated third season finds the crew of the Nathan James shifting their attention to Asia after President Michener hears rumblings that the Chinese leader, President Peng, has been hoarding the "Scott cure" instead of distributing it to the people in the region. Michener sends Chandler to a global summit to investigate this allegation, as well as rumors of a possible mutation of the original virus that has caused a fresh outbreak in Japan. If the mutation has occurred, and Asia has not been protected, the consequences for the world are dire. And with Rachel Scott shot at the end of last season, and her fate as yet unknown, hope is in low supply.

The Last Ship also stars Charles Parnell (Pariah), Christina Elmore (Fruitvale Station), Bren Foster (Days of Our Lives) and Kevin Michael Martin.

Fans can catch up with TNT's The Last Ship: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray and DVD. The set is stacked with hours of bonus content, including exclusive featurettes, behind-the-episode clips, cast interviews and more.