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Michael Bay's 'The Last Ship' Gets Pilot Order From TNT

July 17, 2012 (4:58 am) GMT
The drama show produced by the 'Transformers' helmer follows the crew of a naval destroyer who are forced to confront the reality of their existence in a world where they're among the only survivors.

TNT has given a greenlight to "" from Michael Bay by giving it a pilot order. The apocalyptic project will be executive produced by the "Armageddon" helmer along with Steven Kane ("") and Hank Steinberg ("").

Based on William Brinkley's 1988 popular novel of the same title, the show is set at the time when a global catastrophe nearly obliterates the earth's population and forces the crew of a naval destroyer to confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they are among the only survivors.

"The book 'The Last Ship' is a gripping page-turner that has all the makings of a terrific television drama, including a great premise, memorable characters, intense situations and heart-racing action," says Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TNT. "We believe this show will take viewers on a thrilling ride and fits perfectly with TNT's expanding line-up of original dramas."

Beside this "The Last Ship" adaptation, Bay and his company Platinum Dunes have got a straight-to-series order from Starz for "" prequel titled "". The 47-year-old filmmaker is currently attached to direct "Transformers 4", which will serve as a follow-up to 2011's movie "".

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