The Last Ship is sinking… or is it?
Despite seemingly letting the cancellation cat out of the bag, TNT has semi-denied Travis Van Winkle‘s claim that the military drama wont resurface for Season 6, per TVLine:
“We shot two seasons simultaneously; the fourth is currently on the air and the fifth will return next summer. We greenlit the fifth with the idea that it could be the final season, however it’s far too early to make that determination.”
In cancelled/renewed terms, that’s not exactly a vote of confidence from TNT, particularly in light of the evidence.
Barring a u-turn, the final season of The Last Ship is expected to release summer 2018.