ABC's Last Resort is undoubtedly one of this TV season's boldest shows. But that also makes it one of the riskiest.
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Co-created by The Shield's Shawn Ryan and screenwriter Karl Gajdusek, Last Resort tells the story of Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher), the captain of the nuclear submarine the USS Colorado. When Chaplin and his executive officer Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) question an order to fire warheads into Pakistan, their sub is fired upon by another American vessel, forcing them to take up residence on the French Polynesian island of Sainte Marina until they can piece together what happened and prove that they aren't traitors.
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ABC is handing out both good and bad news this week.
Robert Patrick has been promoted to series regular on the new Shawn Ryan drama Last Resort, TVGuide.com has confirmed. TVLine.com first reported the news.
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Felicity alum Scott Speedman will star opposite Andre Braugher in ABC's drama pilot from Shawn Ryan.
In Last Resort, a renegade crew of a nuclear submarine, lead by Men of a Certain Age's Braugher, go on the run after defying an order to fire nuclear missiles. They find sanctuary at a NATO base where they declare themselves the world's smallest nuclear nation. Speedman will play...
Autumn Reeser, who co-starred on ABC's No Ordinary Family last season, will return to the network in Shawn Ryan's drama pilot Last Resort, Deadline reports.
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The project follows a U.S. nuclear ...