TNT halts production on 'The Last Ship' while Eric Dane battles depression


TNT has shut down production on The Last Ship while star Eric Dane seeks treatment for depression, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The network confirmed that the series will be in a production hiatus through Memorial Day ahead of the show's fourth-season premiere in the summer. TNT renewed the series with a season-four pickup in July and weeks later ordered a fifth season for the drama. That move will keep the show on the air until 2018. Each season will run for 10 episodes.

The Last Ship, based on William Brinkley's novel, centers on the crew aboard a Navy destroyer who become some of the world's lone survivors after a global catastrophe.

Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane co-created The Last Ship and have served as showrunners for the first three seasons. Kane now serves as the sole showrunner on the show, which last year ranked as one of basic cable's top 10 summer series. Steinberg and Kane executive produce alongside Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. The latter trio's Platinum Dunes produces in association with Studio T.

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Eric Dane presented the new season of TV channel TNT in Madrid, Spain on September 14, 2016 (Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart attend NET-A-PORTER celebrates Rachel Zoe capsule collection on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for NET-A-PORTER )
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actor Eric Dane visits the SiriusXM Studios on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Eric Dane -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart attend NET-A-PORTER celebrates Rachel Zoe capsule collection on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for NET-A-PORTER )
BRENTWOOD, CA - JUNE 11: Rebecca Gayheart-Dane, Eric Dane, Georgia Dane and Billie Beatrice arrive at the 15th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball at a private residence on June 11, 2016 in Brentwood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Eric Dane attends the 2016 Fragrance Foundation Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
BRENTWOOD, CA - JUNE 11: Rebecca Gayheart-Dane and Eric Dane arrive at the 15th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball at a private residence on June 11, 2016 in Brentwood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actor Eric Dane visits the SiriusXM Studios on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
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