Earlier in the week, TNT revealed a trailer for their upcoming pandemic drama “The Last Ship,” available at the bottom of this article. That spot did an effective job of explaining the premise behind the series. For their follow-up trailer, they went in a different direction. The goal this time was apparently to scare everyone to death … at least everyone that’s still alive, that is.
The premise of “The Last Ship” is that there has been a pandemic across the Earth. Governments are collapsing and more than half of the population is dead or dying. On a single ship is the only woman who can come up with a cure. She just has to stay alive long enough to deliver on it.
The latest trailer, made available on ComingSoon.net, is much lighter on details, but much heavier on mood. The first half of it is little more than quick cuts filled with horror-movie sound effects interspersed with soundbites about how dire the situation has become. The second half is filled with a lot of shouting, dramatic music and even an explosion.
“The Last Ship” premieres Sunday, June 22 at 9 p.m. ET. Based on William Brinkley’s novel of the same name, the television series was developed by Hank Steinberg and Steve Kane. Produced by Platinum Dunes, the series is executive produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Steve Kane, and Hank Steinberg. The new thriller co-stars Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Tracy Middendorf, Travis Van Winkle, Jocko Sims, Marissa Neitling, John Pyper-Ferguson, Christina Elmore, Kevin Michael Martin, and Michael Curran-Dorsano.