The Last Ship Renewed for Season 5!!!

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The Last Ship is not running out of fuel anytime soon.

Only one month after announcing The Last Ship Season 4 was smooth sailing, TNT has announced they're just going ahead and ordering up another season while they're at it.

After all, when what was only supposed to be a fun, bombs away, pass the popcorn type of show is still garnering 7.1 million viewers in its third year, you decide not to look a gift ship in the bow.

Things Get Complicated - The Last Ship

"The Last Ship has taken viewers on an exciting ride through three truly thrilling seasons," said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT.

"We look forward to watching the cast and production team ratchet up the drama, action and suspense even more over the next two seasons through summer 2018."

The Last Ship Season 4 and 5 will consist of ten episodes each.

Helping on the production cost of the two seasons, they will be shot back to back.

Racing - The Last Ship

No vacations for this crew, but that's kind of what it's like when you're busy saving the world.

The Last Ship Season 3 is far darker in tone than the show that premiered in 2014. 

Instead of a journey of hope, attempting to find a cure and take it back to the people they left behind, now the crew is left dealing with the reality of a world left decimated by the global catastrophe that was.

The Last Ship stars Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin and Bridget Regan.

Based on William Brinkley's popular novel, the series chronicles the aftermath of 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.

Now, CNO 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.

The third season of The Last Ship also stars Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle, Marissa Neitling, Christina Elmore, Jocko Sims, Bren Foster and Kevin Michael Martin.

The Last Ship Interivew John Pyper Ferguson Season 3 Episode 11

And we were very excited to see fan favorite John Pyper-Ferguson make his way back to the show as Tex after being gone for most of the season. Heroic, indeed!

The series is produced by Turner's Studio T in association with Platinum Dunes, whose partners – blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form – serve as executive producers. 

Co-creators Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane also serve as executive producers, along with director Paul Holahan. Kane will serve as showrunner, having previously served alongside Steinberg for the first three seasons.

This show has staying power. Now's the time to catch up. Watch The Last Ship online right here via TV Fanatic.

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She's a member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), enjoys mentoring writers, wine, and passionately discussing the nuances of television. Follow her on Twitter and email her here at TV Fanatic.

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