TNT alien actioner 'Falling Skies' underwent something of a makeover going into its fourth season, with David Eick tapped as the new showrunner, while a story shakeup divided the cast. Now, it seems the Noah Wyle alien drama's changes were in fact a chrysalis, as TNT has renewed the series for a fifth, and decidedly final season to air in 2015. Plus, what other TNT series have been renewed?
The Last Ship
It seemed early on as if HBO trailers would have a monopoly on the day, but TNT has a few reasons of their own to be excited. 'Falling Skies' season 4 officially set a June premiere, announcing the news in a new trailer from SXSW, while its network also set premieres for the Sean Bean-starring 'Legends' and post-apocalyptic drama 'The Last Ship' with trailers of their own.
Earlier today we heard that Michael Bay's new Starz pirate drama 'Black Sails' had officially set its 2014 premiere, and now Bay's other nautical drama has some good news of its own. TNT has officially greenlit apocalyptic naval thriller 'The Last Ship' to a 10-episode series, giving our first look at Eric Dane/Adam Baldwin drama in the process! See 'The Last Ship' in action inside!
One pilot we've certainly kept our eye on for the coming season is that of TNT's Michael Bay-produced 'The Last Ship,' and not solely for the number of explosions likely inherent. Among such big-name casting choices as 'Grey's Anatomy' cast-off Eric Dane and the lovely Rhona Mitra, we were intrigued to learn that 'LOST' and 'Supernatural' star Titus Welliver was to take a part. An emergency has forced Welliver out of the series, but 'Chuck's Adam Baldwin sounds like a fine replacement to us!
Shed no more tears, 'Grey's Anatomy,' for there's a lot more water for Eric Dane to steam up out on the open ocean. Those still mourning Dane's heartbreaking departure from the long-running 'Grey's Anatomy' need only look as far as TNT to get their next McSteamy fix, as the dearly departed doc will captain 'The Last Ship,' a new apocalyptic Naval pilot from TNT. But who will Dane play, and what's it all about, anyway?