Pilot Scoop: Grey's Anatomy's Eric Dane to Captain TNT Action Drama The Last Ship

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Eric Dane The Last ShipMcSteamy’s aliiiive!

Eric Dane, whose Grey’s Anatomy swan song aired last week, has inked a deal to headline TNT’s apocalyptic drama pilot The Last Ship.

The project, produced by Michael Bay and based on the William Brinkley novel, follows the crew of a naval destroyer in the wake of a global catastrophe that nearly obliterated the earth’s population.

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Dane will play Captain Tom Chandler, a career Navy man and a loving father and husband who’s never home as much as he’d like to be. Chandler is authoritative, decisive, fair, courageous and a born leader, respected and loved by men and women in his command.

The cast also includes Michaela McManus, Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle, Christina Elmore and Sam Spruell.



Comments (28)

  • Yay! Congrats to Eric Dane, I look forward to seeing him on my tv again :)

    Comment by marge – October 10, 2012 11:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It will be great to see Eric in a new show. I miss him greatly.

    Comment by Cindy – October 10, 2012 11:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wow. He has been off the air on Grey’s Anatomy less than a week. Control yourself.

      Comment by Sg.Grant – October 10, 2012 02:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Congrats to Eric Dane!!! Good for him that he has landed a new job. The description of his character traits reminds me alot of Mark Sloan – well, without all the womanizing!! Looking forward to the show!!!

    Comment by soxfan – October 10, 2012 11:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for Eric Dane! I will definitely check out The Last Ship.

    Comment by Penny – October 10, 2012 11:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You show Slaughter Shonda, Eric!!! Can’t wait till Chyler Leigh’s kids grow up and she gets a very successful pilot! :)

    Comment by Barbie Furtado – October 10, 2012 11:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • love Eric Dane! i will be checking this show out :)

    Comment by Elyse – October 10, 2012 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This show sounds awesome. You bet. I’ll be watching too.

      Comment by Puffie – October 13, 2012 07:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I want to watch the show already!!!

    Comment by Lubomir Raykov – October 10, 2012 11:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sign me up.

    Comment by Ella – October 10, 2012 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Do people understand that both Eric and Chyler both wanted to leave GA?

    Comment by Forwarddad – October 10, 2012 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • actually, it was recently released that Eric was a casualty of cast-cuts.

      Comment by marge – October 10, 2012 12:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I get kinda pissed when people wanna blame Chyler and Eric’s leaving on budget cuts. He wanted to leave “Grey’s” to do other things and Chyler wanted time with her kids. Had “Grey’s” been circling the drain. They wouldn’t had the money to hire 3 or 4 more actors to replace the 2 that left. Shonda has what 4 shows now? I really don’t think her or her shows are hurting.

        Comment by Debbie – November 8, 2012 08:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Captain Tom Chandler is also insanely hot.

    Comment by Sarah – October 10, 2012 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ok, this sounds A LOT like Last Resort. Not too original. So I hope the writing is insanely good because I can’t wait to see McSteamy back on my screen. Woo hoo!!! Congratulations Eric! Good for you!

    Comment by Ana – October 10, 2012 12:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This sounds nothing like Last Resort. What part of global catastrophe that nearly obliterated the earth’s population do you not understand?

      Comment by Sg.Grant – October 10, 2012 02:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Lone hunted ship? Seems fairly similar. This show sounds like a cross between Last Resort and BSG.

        Comment by This – October 10, 2012 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not sure about the show, but it’s worth checking out at least if it’s got Eric Dane in it!

    Comment by Kristina – October 10, 2012 12:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It must be hard working on the GA set since everyone leaves although they have amazing stories !

    Comment by Mélanie – October 10, 2012 12:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad to see him get a starring role. Fantastic!

    Comment by Donna – October 10, 2012 12:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good for him. Shonda’s loss is someone elses gain. Glad he’s gonna do this!

    Comment by Dominique – October 10, 2012 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So looking forward to this! just ordered the book too!

    Comment by Juliette – October 10, 2012 02:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay!!

    Comment by Keren – October 10, 2012 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay Eric!

    Comment by N – October 10, 2012 09:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You could definitely see your enthusiasm in
    the work you write. The world hopes for even more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe.
    All the time follow your heart.

    Comment by Sharepoint Server 2007 – December 17, 2012 04:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Was some of TNT’s , The Last Ship filmed on the Queen Mary?

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