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Andre Braugher has been cast as the lead in Shawn Ryan's ABC drama pilot, Last Resort, has confirmed. Deadline first reported the news.

The series tells the story of a U.S. nuclear submarine crew who refuses direct orders to fire nuclear missiles and must go on the lam. They find sanctuary at a NATO base where they declare themselves the world's smallest nuclear nation. Braugher will play Capt. Marcus Chaplin, the commander of the U.S.S. Nevada. A veteran of real combat and a leader by nature, Chaplin is a patriot, though won't follow any man blindly.

ABC picks up Shawn Ryan drama The Last Resort

Ryan will executive-produce the pilot, which he wrote with Karl Gajdusek (Dead Like Me). Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) will direct the pilot.

The Emmy-winning Braugher is known for his roles on Men of a Certain Age and Homicide: Life on the Street. He recently recurred on Law & Order: SVU.