Michael Bay’s production company Platinum Dunes is now in production on a new apocalyptic drama series for TNT called “The Last Ship”, about a Navy destroyer whose captain and crew become some of the few remaining survivors on the planet after a global catastrophe. The series is based on the 1988 novel of the same name by William Brinkley. Casting calls are underway for new recurring and guest starring roles, and extras are also being cast throughout the season. Shooting is taking place in San Diego and Los Angeles through March 3, 2014.
“The Last Ship” centers on the crew of a the naval U.S.S. Nathan James who, after a global catastrophe decimates the earth’s population, are forced to confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they are among the only survivors. The ship commanded by Captain Tom Chandler and XO Mike Slattery is sent to the Arctic to provide backup for Dr. Rachel Scott, who’s on a secret but apparently very important research mission. After a surprise attack by Russian Special Ops, the crew is shocked to learn that Rachel’s mission is to collect samples with which she can make a vaccine to combat a highly contagious virus that’s already become a pandemic and may have in fact been weaponized. After four months at sea, the crew goes through many ordeals to get home only to find that the American government has been decimated and that there is essentially no home to return to.
Starring in “The Last Ship” is Screen Actors Guild Awards winner Eric Dane as Captain Tom Chandler, and Adam Baldwin as XO Mike Slattery. Other cast members include Michaela McManus playing the role of Lt. Jackie Makena, Charles Parnell as CMC Jeter, Travis Van Winkle playing Danny Green, Christina Elmore in the role of Lt. Alisha Granderson, Sam Spruell as Quicy, and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Rhona Mitra in the role of Dr. Rachel Scott.
Saturn Award winners Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Bradley Fuller are executive producing for Platinum Dunes. Primetime Emmy Award winner Jack Bender is also executive producing along with Primetime Emmy Award nominee Hank Steinberg, and Steven Kane. TNT has given a 10-episode first season order that the network plans to launch in 2014.
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The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. If the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.
“Role of _______”
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE
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Burbank, CA 91502
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Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
Turner North Center Productions, Inc.
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Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
631 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Turner Network Television
3500 W Olive Ave
Burbank, CA 91505-4630
Eric Dane – Captain Tom Chandler
Adam Baldwin – XO Mike Slattery
Michaela McManus – Lt. Jackie Makena
Charles Parnell – CMC Jeter
Travis Van Winkle – Danny Green
Christina Elmore – Lt. Alisha Granderson
Sam Spruell – Quicy
Rhona Mitra – Dr. Rachel Scott
The crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic kills off most of the earth’s population.