September 8, 2016

Just over a month since renewing The Last Ship for a fourth season, TNT announced today that it has ordered Season 5 as well. The post-apocalyptic drama, which is gearing up for its third-season finale this Sunday, has continued to be a solid performer for the cable network.

This season of the show has been averaging over 7 million viewers per episode across its multiple platforms, which has kept it in the Top 10 summer dramas on basic cable among adults 18-49. Today's additional season order clearly indicates that TNT sees the show as one of its stronger entries.

While Seasons 2 and 3 of The Last Ship were each 13 episodes in length, Seasons 4 and 5 will be returning to the 10-episode count that it originally premiered with in Season 1. Look for Season 4 to drop in summer 2017, with Season 5 following in summer 2018.