Andre Braugher will captain ABC's 'Last Resort' pilot
Shawn Ryan is executive producing the submarine pilot
"Last Resort" -- which already has ample credibility thanks to the presence of executive producer Shawn Ryan -- focuses on the crew of the nuclear submarine the U.S.S. Nevada after they go rogue and take over the island of Sainte Marina, according to Deadline.com
. The website reports that Braugher will play the vessel's commander.
The "Last Resort" script describes Braugher's Captain Marcus Chaplin thusly: "A veteran of real combat, a leader by nature. Nerves of steel. A patriot, but will not follow any man blindly." Somehow we can imagine Braugher playing that kind of part.
Braugher is an Emmy winner for "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "Thief" and a nominee for the telefilm "The Tuskegee Airman," the short-lived drama "Gideon's Crossing" and a double-nominee for his two-season run on TNT's "Men of a Certain Age."
Ryan ("The Shield," "Terriers") co-wrote the "Last Resort" script with Karl Gajdusek.