'The Last Ship': Fifth and finals season of TNT series scheduled to premiere on September 9

After four action-packed seasons, 'The Last Ship' is set to bid goodbye to viewers with its fifth and final season.

                            'The Last Ship': Fifth and finals season of TNT series scheduled to premiere on September 9

TNT original action-drama 'The Last Ship' returns for its fifth and final season on September 9 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on the network. The first trailer for the upcoming season was finally released and teases a spectacular conclusion to the popular series.

"War is a beast. Sometimes the beast you face out on the field of battle, sometimes the beast hides out looking somewhere in the deep," the 32-second trailer announces as soldiers finally head to an inevitable war. Punctuated with explosions, guns, and endless spurts of violence, the final season promises to give the series the goodbye it deserves.

Dane's Todd Chandler will have retired for season 5 (Source: IMDb)
Dane's Todd Chandler will have retired for season 5 (Source: IMDb)

The likes of Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy), Bridget Regan (Agent Carter), and Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck) star in the action-packed series that chronicles the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the entire world population.

The fourth season kept up its predecessor's high standards and was ranked as one of the summer’s top five cable dramas among total viewers, reaching a total of 24 million viewers on TNT’s linear, VOD and digital platforms. The show was then immediately renewed for a 10-episode fifth season that will follow up from where events last left off. 

This season will see "the world finally recovering from the deadly virus that devastated the population, but global political tension still remaining." According to an official description, "Tom Chandler (Dane) has retired and his former crew has scattered, many having risen in the ranks within the Navy. Sasha Cooper (Regan), Lieutenant Danny Green (Travis Van Winkle), SBS WO-N Wolf Taylor (Bren Foster) and Sergeant Azima Kandie (Jodie Turner Smith) are on a covert mission in Panama."

"When they are wrongly blamed for an attack on the Panamanian president, the consequences for the United States are dire. The Nathan James must fight to prevent invasion by Latin America — and the next world war. Season five is The Last Ship at its most epic, upping the ante on action and excitement, but at its core, it underscores the costs of prolonged war and the toll it takes on the heroes who fight it."

The series also stars Charles Parnell (Pariah), Travis Van Winkle (Heart of Dixie), Marissa Neitling (Leverage), Christina Elmore (Fruitvale Station), Jocko Sims (Masters of Sex), Bren Foster (Days of Our Lives), Kevin Michael Martin, Emerson Brooks (Captain America: Winter Soldier) and Jodie Turner Smith (Newness).

The series is produced by Turner's Studio T in association with Platinum Dunes, whose partners —  filmmaker Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form — serve as executive producers. Co-creators Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane also serve as executive producers, along with director Paul Holahan. Kane served as showrunner for seasons four and five, having previously served alongside Steinberg for the first three seasons.

Watch the trailer for 'The Last Ship' here: