Production on TNT’s “The Last Ship” has been temporarily shut down at the request of star Eric Dane, who suffers from depression, Variety has learned.
The series, which is set to debut its fourth season this summer, is going on a production hiatus through Memorial Day, sources say.
“Eric asked for a break to deal with personal issues,” a rep for Dane tells Variety. “He suffers from depression and has asked for a few weeks of downtime and the producers kindly granted that request. He looks forward to returning.”
Source and more: Variety
The Last Ship cancelled? Not yet: the series has already been renewed for Seasons 4 and 5 (filmed back-to-back), with the fourth season already wrapped and expected to premiere summer 2017. As things stand, Season 5 is still slated for a summer 2018 premiere.
With two seasons still to air and no end date set, it remains to be seen whether The Last Ship sails into Season 6 or sinks after five. Stay tuned…