11:50am PT by Natalie Jarvey
TNT's 'The Last Ship' Heads to Hulu in Exclusive Streaming Deal
TNT summer hit The Last Ship has sailed to Hulu in an exclusive streaming deal.
Hulu is now streaming all episodes of the first season of the hourlong drama for Hulu Plus subscribers ahead of its June 21 second season premiere, the company announced in a blog post Friday. The exclusive SVOD deal with TNT owner Turner Broadcasting also gives Hulu the rights to stream future seasons ahead of subsequent season premieres.
From executive producer Michael Bay, The Last Ship stars Eric Dane and Rhona Mitra as crewmembers on a Navy destroyer dealing with the aftermath of a global catastrophe that has nearly wiped out mankind. Their mission is to find a cure to the virus that caused the population decimation.
The Last Ship became the top cable summer scripted series among the key demo of adults 18-49 and pulled in an average 7.2 million viewers in live-plus-7 when it aired last summer. TNT renewed the series in July, giving it an expanded 13-episode sophomore season.
The series is produced by Platinum Dunes with partners Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form executive producing. Co-creators and showrunners Hank Steinberg (Without a Trace) and Steven Kane (The Closer) are also executive producers along with Jack Bender (Lost).
It joins Fox's Empire, FX's Fargo and the vast library of CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation with Hulu as their exclusive home.