So you’re the captain of the USS Colorado, the most powerful nuclear submarine ever built when suddenly you receive orders to destroy an entire country! What do you do? If you’re Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) you demand confirmation before making such a devastating move. Relieved of command, Captain Chaplin is replaced by his XO Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) who also refuses without confirmation.
Shortly thereafter the Colorado is fired upon and crippled. Now declared enemies of the country they swore to protect, the sub finds refuge on a remote exotic island. When the sub’s radar spots bombers headed their way Captain Chaplin declares the island and a 200 mile perimeter as “no man’s land” and it suddenly becomes Earth’s newest nuclear nation.
500 feet beneath the ocean’s surface, the U.S. ballistic missile submarine Colorado receive their orders. Over a radio channel, designed only to be used if their homeland has been wiped out, they’re told to fire nuclear weapons at Pakistan.
Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) demands confirmation of the orders only to be unceremoniously relieved of duty by the White House. XO Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) finds himself suddenly in charge of the submarine and facing the same difficult decision. When he also refuses to fire without confirmation of the orders, the Colorado is targeted, fired upon, and hit. The submarine and its crew find themselves crippled on the ocean floor, declared rogue enemies of their own country. Now, with nowhere left to turn, Chaplin and Kendal take the sub on the run and bring the men and women of the Colorado to an exotic island. Here they will find refuge, romance and a chance at a new life, even as they try to clear their names and get home.
Last Resort stars Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age) as Captain Marcus Chaplin, Scott Speedman (The Vow) as XO Sam Kendal, Daisy Betts (Sea Patrol) as Lieutenant Grace Shepard, Dichen Lachman (Being Human) as Tani Tumrenjack, Daniel Lissing (Crownies) as SEAL Officer James King, Sahr Ngaujah (House of Payne) as Mayor Julian Serrat, Camille de Pazzis as Sophie Gerard, Autumn Reeser (Hawaii Five-O,No Ordinary Family) as Kylie Sinclair, Jessy Schram (Falling Skies,Once Upon a Time) as Christine Kendal.
Recurring guest star is Robert Patrick (The Gangster Squad) as Master Chief Joseph Prosser.
Last Resort was written by Shawn Ryan (The Shield,The Unit,The Chicago Code) and Karl Gajdusek, who are also executive producers along with Martin Campbell and Marney Hochman Nash. The pilot for Last Resort was directed by Martin Campbell. Last Resort is produced by Middkid Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Last Resort is currently scheduled to air on Thursday nights at 8/7c on ABC.
For more information visit the official Last Resort website and the Last Resort Facebook page.