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'Last Resort' Synopsis and Other Essential Information


Last Resort
Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin © 2012 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.


After ignoring an order to fire missiles towards Pakistan, the crew (led by Braugher and Speedman) aboard a nuclear submarine become fugitives in this intense drama that follows the crew, their families on land and the people involved in the incident in Washington, D.C. The fugitives seek refuge at an NATO outpost, where they declare themselves the smallest nuclear nation in the world. Will they ever get back to their families and friends without spending the rest of their lives in prison or will they be forced to remain fugitives?


Despite its ambitious and epic pilot, viewers just weren't interested in seeing how the crew of the U.S.S. Colorado would make it back home. ABC canceled the show on November 16, 2012.

'Last Resort' Cast:

  • Andre Braugher as Captain Marcus Chaplin
  • Scott Speedman as XO Sam Kendal
  • Daisy Betts as Lieutenant Grace Shepard
  • Dichen Lachman as Tani Tumrenjack
  • Daniel Lissing as SEAL Officer James King
  • Sahr Ngaujah as Mayor Julian Serrat
  • Camille de Pazzis as Sophie Gerard
  • Autumn Reeser as Kylie Sinclair
  • Jessy Schram as Christine Kendal

Where is it filmed?:

Last Resort is filmed at the Kualoa Ranch in Honolulu, Hawaii. The series is filmed on several of the same sets as Lost.

Series Creator:

Last Resort is created and produced by Shawn Ryan, who was the brilliant mind behind such series as The Shield, The Unit, Lie to Me and Nash Bridges.

About Series Star Andre Braugher:

Braugher has spent much of his career on the big screen, starring in major films such as Glory, City of Angels, Frequency, Salt and Poseidon. Braugher has also starred in many successful TV dramas including Homicide: Life on the Street (in which he won an Emmy for Lead Actor in a Drama Series), Thief (another Emmy win), Gideon's Crossing and Men of a Certain Age, a role that earned him two Emmy nods.

About Series Star Robert Patrick:

Patrick has had a long and distinguished acting career that dates back to blockbuster films such as Die Hard 2, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and Last Action Hero. After appearing in many, many great films, Patrick moved over to the small screen and had a starring role in the CBS drama The Unit. He often plays the bad guy, but his strong presence also makes him a natural for playing military-type characters.

About Series Star Scott Speedman:

I think most viewers will instantly connect Speedman to the once-popular WB series Felicity, where he played Kerri Russell's boyfiend on the show, Ben Covington. Since his days as a college student, Speedman has appeared in the movies Duets, The 24th Day and Underworld.

Before 'Last Resort':

Autumn Reeser (Kylie Sinclair): Reeser first got on our radar when she guest starred in the short-lived comedy Grounded for Life before storming on to the scene as Taylor Townsend on Fox's popular drama The O.C.. Reeser most recently starred in the fun ABC hero drama No Ordinary Family.

Jessy Schram (Christine Kendal): Schram is probably one of the busiest actors around -- in addition to starring in Last Resort, she also plays the recurring role of Cinderella/Ashley in ABC's hit series Once Upon a Time, as well as a recurring role as Karen in TNT's alien drama Falling Skies.

Dichen Lachman (Tani Tumrenjack): Lachman is very new to the acting world, with her first starring role in Joss Whedon's Fox series Dollhouse. Since Dollhouse, Lachman has appeared in a handful of TV series and films, with Last Resort being her second bonafide starring role.

Bruce Davison (Admiral Arthur Shepard): Like Robert Patrick, Davison has also had a very long and distinguished career which includes dozens (yes, dozens) of roles in movies and television series that include X-Men, Harry and the Hendersons, X2, Close to Home and Ghost Whisperer.
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