The Last Ship will not be weathering the stormy seas for much longer.
According to Deadline, the TNT drama series is coming to an end after Season 5, and it is likely to premiere on the network later this year.
The show's fate has been up in the air for quite some time, and it's partly down to series Travis Van Winkle claiming via Instagram that the series had wrapped production.
While the post was swiftly deleted, it prompted TNT to release a statement saying the following:
“We shot two seasons simultaneously; the fourth is currently on the air and the fifth will return next summer. We greenlit the fifth with the idea that it could be the final season, however it’s far too early to make that determination.”
The Last Ship Season 4 took a hit in the ratings, slipping over 30 percent in the demo. It ultimately averaged 1.5 million viewers and a 0.3 rating.
TNT has been getting rid of its older series of late, with Major Crimes and The Librarians being canceled.
Animal Kindom, which enters Season 3 will become the network's longest-running series on the air.
The report also states that the series will not end with a cliffhanger, presumably the producers were prepared with the seasons filming back-to-back that it could be the end of the line.
The Last Ship Season 4 was a decent season, but maybe it's the best decision to go out while people still want the series to return.
There's nothing more off-putting than a show trying to drag things out for longer.
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