TNT is reenforcing its original drama slate by picking up The Last Ship for another season.
The network announced on Sunday during the Television Critics' Association fall previews that The Last Ship will get a Season 4. The Eric Dane series, based on the William Brinkley novel of the same name, is about the crew of a Navy war ship that becomes some of the only survivors of a global catastrophe. Season 4 will consist of 13 episodes and premiere next summer.
On top of renewing The Last Ship, TNT also picked up a few other dramas to add to its slate. A post Civil War-epic from Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment, Monsters of God,helmed by Rod Laurie, will also call TNT home.
The show centers on the face-off between Colonel "Terrible" Bill Lancaster and the Comanche Native American tribe in Texas in the years following the Civil War. Meanwhile, Lancaster's wife, Cynthia, "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."
TNT also gave the greenlight to Charles Barkley's The Race Card, a limited-run series that will investigate America's relationship with race and systemic racism. The show will use real-world proof-of-concept tests to engage people and expose the truth behind their closely held beliefs.
"We as Americans never discuss the issue of race in this country and how it impacts everything in our lives until something bad happens," Barkley said in a statement. "I see this project as a way to talk about race, class and cultural differences and challenge everyone's status quo."