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TNT’s ‘The Last Ship’ to End After Season 5

Bid bon voyage to Eric Dane drama this summer

“The Last Ship” will air its last season this summer.

The TNT drama led by Eric Dane will end with its upcoming fifth and final season, Turner chief Kevin Reilly told reporters during the network’s 2018-19 upfront presentation to advertisers in New York City Wednesday.

“The Last Ship” centers around the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James as its captain Tom Chandler (Dane) and crew navigate life following a global catastrophe that nearly kills off the world’s population. The cast also includes Adam Baldwin, Bridget Regan, Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle, Marissa Neitling, Christina Elmore, Jocko Sims, Bren Foster, and Kevin Michael Martin. The series is based on William Brinkley’s novel.

The series was renewed for a fourth season in July 2016, followed by a Season 5 renewal that September. Both of those installments were 10-episodes and shot back-to-back.

TheWrap heard Reilly reveal the news when he was asked by a reporter if this upcoming installment would be the series’ last. “Yea I think we’ve announced that haven’t we,” he said. When the journalist told him the network hadn’t yet confirmed the news, Reilly added, “Oh, well now we did.”

“The Last Ship” hails from Turner-owned Studio T in association with executive producers Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form’s Platinum Dunes banner. Co-creators Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane also executive produce, along with director Paul Holahan. Kane and Steinberg served as the series’ co-showrunners for the first three seasons, with the former running the ship for the last two by himself.

Tim Baysinger contributed to this story.