Based on William Brinkley’s popular novel, THE LAST SHIP chronicles the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population. As the world continues to struggle for survival, The Last Ship returns with a new mission to save humanity.
Over the course of the first three seasons, The Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James has been the central vehicle for the discovery and distribution of the cure to the Red Flu, resulting in near global recovery. After the chilling events at the end of last season, Tom Chandler (series star ERIC DANE) has given up his heroic titles and responsibilities and sought solace – and anonymity – with his family in a small fishing village in Greece. Meanwhile, Captain Slattery (series star ADAM BALDWIN) and the crew of Nathan James have discovered that the virus has “jumped kingdoms” and now infects the world’s food crops, bringing humanity to the brink of global famine. As the ship traverses the Mediterranean in search of a solution that can save the world's food supply, Chandler encounters his own enemies in Greece. His “hero’s journey” becomes a modern day retelling of Homer’s Odyssey.