Sci-fi action drama The Last Ship finally arrived in the UK last night and it’s an interesting, if not wholly original, concept.
The first episode of the season established that a virus had broken out across the globe infecting 80% of the population. U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Nathan James (DDG-151) has been so far unaffected and they are tasked with finding a cure for the virus and saving the world. No pressure then.
The show stars Eric Dane as CDR Tom Chandler and Rhona Mitra as Dr. Rachel Scott. In the first episode the two characters clashed a lot but we sense that Rachel’s mission to find a cure will see them working together sooner rather than later.
The next episode of the season is Welcome to Gitmo. A ground mission to Guantanamo Bay takes a turn for the worse when Chandler and his comrades are attacked by escaped prisoners.
Tune in to Sky 1 HD at 8pm on Friday to see the episode. Preview it with our gallery below: