Shawn Ryan, the showrunner behind The Shield and The Chicago Code, has come to ABC with Last Resort, a stellar drama about the crew of a submarine who are betrayed by their government and forced to take shelter on an island paradise.
Andre Braugher stars as Marcus Chaplin, the captain of the ballistic missible Submarine "Colorado". While on a routine mission, Marcus is shocked to receive an order for the sub to bomb Pakistan. While the order comes over a special communications channel that is only to be used if the U.S. is attacked, Marcus is wary of carrying it out. When he asks for further confirmation, he's dismissed as captain. His XO Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) is promoted and given the same orders. When he too asks for further confirmation, the sub is fired upon.
Nearly crippled on the ocean floor, the Marcus, Sam and the crew need to find a way to survive being destroyed by members of their own government. The sub goes on the run and eventually surfaces on an exotic island. Demanding that they be left alone from further retaliation - or they'll fire their nuclear weapons - they're determined to find a way to clear their names.
Don't miss the series premiere of Last Resort on Thursday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.