TNT Renews Last Ship for Season 4; orders Monsters of God

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Today, TNT (a division of Turner) announced that the hit action-adventure series The Last Ship will be back for a fourth season next summer and greenlit a pilot for Rod Lurie's post-Civil War drama Monsters of God, from Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment.

Official press released follows:

"We're creating premium shows that are also unapologetically entertaining, whether it's through the tenuous and unexpected relationship in Good Behavior, the hard-hitting action of The Last Ship, or Monsters of God, our version of a western chock-full of violence, sex and insane characters," said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT.

About The Last Ship:

TNT has ordered 13 episodes for a fourth season of The Last Ship to air next summer. Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin and Bridget Regan star in the series' third season, along with Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle, Marissa Neitling, Christina Elmore, Jocko Sims, Bren Foster and Kevin Michael Martin.

Based on William Brinkley's popular novel, The Last Ship chronicles a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoided falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now, CO Captain Tom Chandler (Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors.

In its third season, The Last Ship is reaching an average of 7.6 million viewers per episode across all platforms. New episodes premiere Sundays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT. Fans can catch up on episodes from the first half of season three through TNT On Demand and the TNT website and mobile app. Past seasons are currently available on Blu-Ray and DVD, as well as on Hulu.

About Monsters of God:

TNT has greenlit a pilot for Monsters of God, a post-Civil War drama from Rod Lurie (The Contender) and Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment for Turner's Studio T. Lurie wrote the script and serves as executive producer and director on the pilot. Also serving as executive producer is Lurie's partner at Battle Plan Productions, Marc Frydman, and Plan B's DeDe Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Sarah Esberg.

In Monsters of God, savagery and violence are the cornerstones of Colonel "Terrible" Bill Lancaster's holy war against the Comanche in post-Civil War Texas. Despite the peaceful co-existence between the Comanche and local townspeople, Lancaster sets out on a quest to kill off every single member of the tribe, bringing wild chaos to the town of Slater. Meanwhile, his wife, Cynthia Lancaster, will let no one get in the way of her obsessive quest to institute her wildly feminist ideals, even if she has to challenge the United States Army and make her own allegiance with the Comanche women. Whether by force or free will, change is coming to Texas, and the escalating insanity will reveal humanity at its most monstrous.

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A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Lurie served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Army before moving into the entertainment industry first as a reporter, then as a writer and director. While serving in the Army, Lurie spent a great deal of time and energy studying the Comanche Wars, which serve as the historical backdrop for Monsters of God.