In July at the Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour, TNT and TBS President Kevin Reilly announced The Last Ship had been picked up for a fourth season. Today’s announcement expands that renewal to a fourth and fifth season, each with 10 episodes.
“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 two seasons will be shot back to back. Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane will remain showrunners for the fourth season, but Kane will run the fifth year on his own.