Adam Baldwin to Replace Titus Welliver in 'Last Ship'

Guest post by Ralph Villanueva. TNT will be coming out with a new drama, "The Last Ship" in 2013, and new casting details have been released. Titus Welliver was supposed to be playing the role of Mike Slattery but had to pull out unexpectedly due to family health emergencies. So, actor Adam Baldwin will take the reins. Mike Slattery is second in command to Captain Tom Chandler on the USS Nathan James, a naval destroyer. The crew on the ship find themselves in a post-apocalyptic world where they're among some of the last people on Earth.

The new TNT drama is based off the '88 novel by William Brinkley and will be produced by none other than Michael Bay. I guess he has recently found time to focus his efforts on a few potential TV series. Well, he won't actually be focusing too much attention on the new series, but director Michael Bay is using his clout to executive produce an eight-episode prequel so far.

A well-rounded cast will join the show, including writer Hank Steinberg, known for creating "Without a Trace," and producer Steven Kane, well-known for working on "The Closer."

'The Last Ship' Crew

Rhona Mitra: Mitra will play Rachel Scott, the strong-willed and fearless microbiologist specialist. Mitra is a badass English actress with plenty of silver screen skills, starring in "Doomsday," "Shooter" and “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.” Her TV list is just as impressive: "Nip/Tuck," "Boston Legal" and "The Practice."
Eric Dane: He will play Captain Tom Chandler, the captain of the USS Nathan James. Chandler gets word from his family that they're still alive, but there are militias everywhere, jeopardizing their lives. It's up to him to figure out how to save the last of humanity. Dane became a household sensation for playing Dr. Mark Sloan on the medical drama television series "Grey's Anatomy." He was also in the films "Marley &Me," "Valentine's Day" and "Burlesque."
Adam Baldwin: He will play the character of Mike Slattery, second in command to Captain Tom Chandler. Baldwin is most known for his role in "Independence Day" and several TV series including "Leverage," "Castle" and "Chuck."
Charles Parnell: He will be playing the role of Commander Master Chief Hugh Jeter aboard the USS Nathan James. CMC Jeter runs a tight ship and even threatens to shoot a sailor who attempts to leave the ship without permission, according to Parnell is a television actor and has made appearances on "Bones," "Fringe," "CSI: Miami," "All My Children" and "Law & Order."
Michaela McManus: Michaela McManus will be playing Lt. Jackie Mckenna, who runs the Combat Information Center and is in charge of missile deployment. She is dating Danny Green, the leader of a group of SEALS. McManus has experience in short film and television, making appearances in "Cosa Bella," "One Tree Hill," "The Vampire Diaries" and "CSI: Miami."
Christina Elmore: She plays Lt. Alisha Granderson. Lt. Granderson co-steers the ship and is an emotional wreck. Elmore will make her television debut with this series. She is a stage actress from San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater.
Sam Spruell: He will play the character of Quincy Tophet, a paleomicrobiologist who's the assistant of Rachel Scott's assistant. He helps her dig for ice samples in the hopes to find a cure for the mutating virus. Spruell has been featured in British series "Spooks" and "P.O.W." and is most recently known for his role in "Snow White and the Huntsman."
Travis Van Winkle: He will play Danny Green, the leader of a small group of Navy SEALS. Van Winkle is an experienced actor in both the television and film world, most known for his works in the Michael Bay Transformers project, "Friday the 13th," "Two and a Half Men" and "Law & Order."
Author: Ralph Villanueva A sci-fi Fanatic, Ralph is first in line for Comicon, Batman movie releases and everything "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" related.