Casting continues. Emmy winner Andre Braugher has booked the lead role in ABC’s drama pilot ‘Last Resort’. The Sony TV-produced project centers on the crew of the U.S.S. Nevada, a nuclear submarine, all of whom, after disobeying a suspicious order, become rouge outlaws.
They land on the island of Sainte Marina, where they occupy the NATO Listening Station and declare themselves an independent nuclear nation. Braugher will play Capt. Marcus Chaplin, the commander of the U.S.S. Nevada, a veteran of live combat, a natural born leader and a patriot, but who refuses to follow any man. Braugher, repped by WME and Principato-Young, won Emmys for his lead roles on ‘Homicide’ and ‘Thief.’
He most recently starred on the TNT dramedy ‘Men Of A Certain Age’, which earned him 2 Emmy nominations. This makes the second military-themed drama from executive producer Shawn Ryan to cast an well-known black actor as the lead, following the CBS series ‘The Unit’, which starred Dennis Haysbert. Executive produced by Ryan and written/executive produced by Karl Gajdusek.