Scoop: Dollhouse Alumna Dichen Lachman Boards ABC's Undersea Drama Pilot Last Resort

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Dichen Lachman Last ResortDichen Lachman is heading 20,000 leagues under the sea for her next project.

The Dollhouse/Being Human beauty has joined the cast of ABC’s Shawn Ryan-produced undersea drama pilot Last Resort.

Set in the not-so-distant future, Last Resort follows the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine who become fugitives after refusing to fire their missiles. Ultimately, they make camp on an island that hosts a NATO listening station and declare themselves an independent nuclear nation.

Lachman will play Tani, an intelligent and naive bar owner on the island.  She is the daughter of an elder tribesman.

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Andre Braugher stars as the captain and Scott Speedman is set to play his second in command. Autumn Reeser (No Ordinary Family) and Daisy Betts (Persons Unknown) round out the impressive ensemble.



Comments (15)

  • That’s cool, Dollhouse was somewhat mediocre (and that’s coming from a huge Joss Whedon fan) but I liked her in it. And Last Resort is looking like the most intriguing network pilot for next year, hope it gets picked up.

    Comment by Saul – February 21, 2012 05:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Between the talent behind and in front of the camera on this one ABC may as well just send it to series now.

    Comment by Mac – February 21, 2012 05:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good. She’s a great actress, but I cannot stand her on Being Human.

    Comment by J – February 21, 2012 06:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I kind of like her on Being Human, the spoiled little rich vampire, but my favorite characters are Josh and Henry, not a fan of Aidan and love they kept Kyle’s name Henry.

      Comment by rehabber – February 22, 2012 05:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love the cast, but the premise sounds ridiculously stupid.

    Comment by TheDude – February 21, 2012 07:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i LOVE LOVE LOVE dichen lachman.
    i realize this takes place in the “not so distant future”, but i know right now women aren’t allowed to serve on submarines, so just for authenticity sake i hope they don’t try to sneak on any women submariners, unless they explain otherwise.

    Comment by cj – February 21, 2012 08:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Um… the article states that she’s a civilian bar owner on the island that the soldiers take over for a new nation.

      Comment by tarc – February 21, 2012 11:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Why do you give a crap about authenticity’s sake if you’re willing to dismiss that the show is set in the future where women may be allowed to serve on submarines?

      Comment by ultimate troll – February 22, 2012 02:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good thing it’s set in the future, not “right now” then.

    Comment by Shhkllj – February 22, 2012 01:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So incredibly excited to hear Max Adler’s joined the cast too!!! Dare I hope his character is a regular? Just … wow. What great, great news. (Doesn’t hurt that Scott Speedman’s in it too.) This is definitely one I’ll be watching!

    Comment by Melanie – February 28, 2012 06:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • soooo so thrilled to hear Max Adler from GLEE got picked up for this as well!! GIVE ALL THE WORK TO MAX! :D! So proud!!!!!!! \( ^∇^)/

    Comment by dlgr – February 28, 2012 06:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dichen Lachman is beautiful and being that women as of 2012 are allowed to serve on Submarines I would love to see a strong female character trying to find her way in a male dominated world. I hope she’s not just the love interest but a strong power gal.
    I’m very excited to hear that Max Adler joined the cast as well. I love him on Glee and I’ll follow his career anywhere. I can’t wait to see this pilot!

    Comment by Megan – February 28, 2012 06:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • what an amazing cast!!! i love Scott Speedman and Autumn Reeser, but my biggest joy was to hear that Max adler will also be on the show!!! can´t wait!

    Comment by Reni – February 28, 2012 07:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The plot sounds great! Hope the pilot does well and I hope Max Adler sticks around!!!

    Comment by Markella – February 28, 2012 07:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m pretty excited for the Last Resort thanks to the fact that they got Max in it. Woo!

    Comment by Fluffhoof – February 29, 2012 01:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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