The third season premiere of The Last Ship TV show will not air tonight on TNT, out of respect for the victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida. Reportedly the premiere contains a scene involving a shooting at a Vietnamese nightclub.
The Last Ship TV series cast includes: Eric Dane, Bridget Regan, Adam Baldwin, Travis Van Winkle, Marissa Neitling, and Jocko Sims. Tonight’s premiere was slated as a two-hour offering, with episode 3.01, “The Scott Effect,” and 3.02, “Rising Sun.”
Here is more from Deadline:
“As a result of the shootings this weekend in Orlando, tonight’s originally scheduled season premiere of The Last Ship has been postponed,” TNT said in a statement. “Our hearts are with the victims and their families.”
Tonight’s season debut of The Last Ship was to feature two back-to-back episodes. The first, which is said to feature the scene in question, is titled The Scott Effect. In it, CNO Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) is sent to Asia to investigate a possible mutation of the Red Flu. Captain Slattery (Adam Baldwin) and his crew deliver cure to Southeast Asia but there may be an unexpected threat in the region.
In the second episode, Rising Sun, Chandler must find a way to return to his old crew and investigate a dangerous new foe.
What do you think? Did TNT make the right call?