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First Look at ABC’s Upcoming Last Resort: The Hunt for Red October Meets Lost?

By on May 15, 2012
The cast of ABC's 'The Last Resort' Image © ABC/CRAIG SJODIN

The cast of ABC's 'The Last Resort' Image © ABC/CRAIG SJODIN

The crew of a U.S. ballistic missile submarine find themselves stranded on an exotic island when their vessel is fired upon as a consequence of refusing a direct order to fire nuclear weapons at Pakistan.  No, it’s not a reboot of ‘The Hunt For Red October.’ It’s the premise of ABC’s Last Resort, a new drama hitting the network Sundays at 8 pm this Fall.

According to the press release, the island offers refuge, romance and a chance at a new life. We just hope they don’t toss a smoke monster into the mix too. We’re honestly not sure what to make of Last Resort. It could be another Lost, or it could just be lost.

Check out the official press release on the show below.



500 feet beneath the ocean’s surface, the U.S. ballistic missile submarine Colorado receive their orders. Over a radio channel, designed only to be used if their homeland has been wiped out, they’re told to fire nuclear weapons at Pakistan.

Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) demands confirmation of the orders only to be unceremoniously relieved of duty by the White House. XO Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) finds himself suddenly in charge of the submarine and facing the same difficult decision. When he also refuses to fire without confirmation of the orders, the Colorado is targeted, fired upon, and hit. The submarine and its crew find themselves crippled on the ocean floor, declared rogue enemies of their own country. Now, with nowhere left to turn, Chaplin and Kendal take the sub on the run and bring the men and women of the Colorado to an exotic island. Here they will find refuge, romance and a chance at a new life, even as they try to clear their names and get home.

“Last Resort” stars Andre Braugher (“Men of a Certain Age”) as Captain Marcus Chaplin, Scott Speedman (“The Vow”) as XO Sam Kendal, Daisy Betts (“Sea Patrol”) as Lieutenant Grace Shepard, Dichen Lachman (“Being Human”) as Tani Tumrenjack, Daniel Lissing (“Crownies”) as SEAL Officer James King, Sahr Ngaujah (“House of Payne”) as Mayor Julian Serrat, Camille de Pazzis as Sophie Gerard, Autumn Reeser (“Hawaii Five-O,” “No Ordinary Family”) as Kylie Sinclair, Jessy Schram (“Falling Skies,” “Once Upon a Time”) as Christine Kendal.

Recurring guest star is Robert Patrick (“The Gangster Squad”) as Master Chief Joseph Prosser.

“Last Resort” was written by Shawn Ryan (“The Shield,” “The Unit,” “The Chicago Code”) and Karl Gajdusek, who are also executive producers along with Martin Campbell and Marney Hochman Nash. The pilot for “Last Resort” was directed by Martin Campbell. “Last Resort” is produced by Middkid Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.