For those of you who were rather upset over Eric Dane’s character of Mark Sloan dying at the start of “Grey’s Anatomy” this season, we now have some welcome news: you’re not going to be without him on television for very long at all.
Multiple sources have confirmed that Dane has already signed on to star in a post-apocalyptic drama from Michael Bay over on TNT entitled “The Last Ship.” The good news here? It’s as much of a complete departure from what Dane has been doing lately. the Bad news? The basic premise of this show really sounds quite a bit like “Last Resort” over on ABC mixed with “Falling Skies” already on the cable network: the show revolves around the crew of a Navy destroyers following a massive global even that decimated a good chunk of the earth’s population. The real truth here? It sounds exactly like a show that Michael Bay would be involved in.
Dane’s character specifically is named Tom Chandler, and he is a Naval officer who is never home as often as he would like and is described as being strong-willed as well as someone who relishes being in leadership roles. Really, for us the primary irony here is that this is a part that is rather similar to how Noah Wyle transitioned from “ER” into “Falling Skies,” as he went from playing a doctor on a medical drama to something more gruff and action-oriented. While this may not be the most original-sounding show in the world, the idea of Dane being a part of it already makes us a little bit excited to see what it has to offer.
Do you hope that this show gets picked up