Airdate: Last Resort

By David Knox on February 4, 2013 / Filed Under Programming 15

2013-02-04_1514Seven has confirmed the premiere date for Last Resort, the big budget action drama about a renegade US  submarine crew.

The ABC series includes three Australian actors (pictured left to right) Daniel Lissing, Daisy Betts and Dichen Lachman but unfortunately did not proceed beyond its 13 episodes.

From Emmy-nominated Executive Producer Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and the makers of Casino Royale comes Last Resort – a high stakes action-thriller weaving romance and political intrigue against a breathtaking, exotic location.

Hollywood heavyweights Scott Speedman (Underworld, Felicity) and Emmy-winner Andre Braugher (Homicide: Life on the Street) lead a strong ensemble cast featuring Australia’s own Daniel Lissing (Crownies), Daisy Betts (Sea Patrol) and Dichen Lachman (Neighbours, Dollhouse).

Synopsis: When the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine questions a suspicious order, they’re branded fugitives. As they’re fired upon by the U.S. and plunged into a mystery fraught with political intrigue, they seek refuge on a NATO outpost and declare themselves the world’s newest nuclear-armed nation. Here they will find refuge, romance and a chance at a new life, even as they try to clear their names and get home.

This epic, emotional journey about love, loyalty and character premieres Wednesday, February 20 at 8.30pm on Seven.

Wednesday, February 20 at 8.30pm on Seven.

15 Comments »

  1. Pertinax February 5, 2013 at 9:25 am -

    @ryan1890

    Downton Abbey, Revenge, Packed To The Rafters, Winners & Losers, Home & Away, MKR, The X Factor, Castle, Criminal Minds, Bones, The Force, Border Security, Airport Shows, Crash Investigations,
    How I Met Your Mother, Grimm, Up All Night, Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood, The Practice and The Last Resort.

    For late nights they have Happy Endings, Suits, Fairly Legal, 30 Rock, Royal Pains, Against The Wall, The Mindy Project, Up All Night.

    Can’t you just see Channels 9&10 laughing at Channel 7 for their lack of content.

  2. deedeedragons February 5, 2013 at 1:26 am -

    @Jezza: You didn’t watch Felicity back in the day? For shame. LOL!

  3. Dayman February 5, 2013 at 12:22 am -

    It does have a final episode. So it doesn’t end of a cliff hanger or anything. It’s a bit rushed but it’s fine.

    It’s a good show. If you enjoy it, it’s worth watching to the end.

    Not one to give up on not expecting it to end.

  4. cnrmlj February 4, 2013 at 10:50 pm -

    As it has been axed but the producers knew and were able to tweak the finale is it has some conclusion. As a result I am watching it like a long mini series. Have watched episodes 1 to 3. So far so good.

  5. jezza the first original one February 4, 2013 at 10:19 pm -

    ” Hollywood heavyweight Scott Speedman”…..who?

  6. tvf February 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm -

    Now that this is scheduled for 8.30pm wednesday wondering where they are now goin to schedule greys anatomy since all the 8.30pm slots are gone?

  7. David Knox February 4, 2013 at 9:37 pm -

    When a show has prematurely ended, better to get it on sooner rather than later. Nine did the same with Charlie’s Angels when it was looking shaky. Not much good to you later down the track.

  8. ryan1890 February 4, 2013 at 8:40 pm -

    The fact that Seven are again going down the path of launching a dead US drama just shows how desperate they are for content. They would have been better off relaunching Body of Proof, Scandal, Criminal Minds etc. A Place to Call Home could have also found the My Kitchen Rules lead in handy.

  9. craigj77 February 4, 2013 at 8:19 pm -

    Another failed drama from the cursed ABC (US) Thursday 8pm ‘death slot’.

  10. blazza18 February 4, 2013 at 6:34 pm -

    Was really keen on watching this one. Until I found out it got the ax. Not sure if I’ll bother.

  11. MuchoTB February 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm -

    This is a great show – and it finished with an actual ending, not on a cliffhanger. There were a few dodgy episodes towards the middle (hallucinations in episode 6) but episodes 10-13 were fantastic.

    If you enjoy shows like 24, Prison Break, etc, this is a good show to add to your watch list.

  12. Pertinax February 4, 2013 at 5:35 pm -

    Once it got down to one slot and one show left , they may as well “announce it”.

    Channel Seven’s games only seemed to catch out the ABC who had the final of Upstairs Downstairs up against Downton Abbey, till they fixed it.

  13. Nate February 4, 2013 at 5:34 pm -

    Brave of 7 to launch a cancelled show in prime time.

    That being said, its a really good show that received a poor timeslot in the US.

  14. Daniel February 4, 2013 at 5:06 pm -

    Unfortunately I fear this may outrate Mr & Mrs Murder, due to the Seven effect (all shows rate regardless of quality)

    Which is a shame because Mr & Mrs Murder looks quite good. Hopefully it can find an audience…

  15. nik c February 4, 2013 at 4:39 pm -

    Excellent time slot. I can watch 2 or 10 without clashing!

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