Michael Bay expands TNT slate beyond ‘The Last Ship’ season 2

Big news -Clearly, the folks over at TNT are showing right now that they are very happy being in the Michael Bay business. Since the first season of “The Last Ship” was such a rousing success, they may just that there are plenty of reasons to keep that money trail going a little while longer.

What we can tell you for the time being is this. The network has picked up an “Untitled Cocaine Project” (seriously, that’s what they are calling it right now) from Bay and fellow mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer, with it also carrying with it some other major power behind the scenes in “Masters of Sex” creator Michelle Ashford. the story revolves a little bit around the cocaine trade of the 1970s, and is inspired by the David Corben work “Cocaine Cowboys.” (Deadline first reported this news.)

Given that the setting here is Florida, there is a part of us seriously tempted to just call this “Miami Vice 2: The More-Serious Version,” but we’ll try to cool our jets until we actually see the show as a whole. We are very much excited to see how this story develops, and we say that for a number of reasons. Ashford is a gifted writer, and while we give Bay a hard time often, he does find a way of attaching himself to projects that people clearly want to see. It’s hard to fault the man for that.

The earlier that we could see this show on the air is in 2015.

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