In new series Last Resort, which screens on Sony Entertainment Television on Channel 127 on DStv on Tuesdays at 20h50, the crew of a US nuclear become fugitives after questioning a suspicious order to fire nuclear missiles when they are abandoned by the country they love and are sworn to protect.
Last Resort is a character-driven American military drama series centred around the crew of the fictional US Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, the USS Colorado (SSBN-753) that, after picking up a US Navy SEAL team off the coast of Pakistan, receive an order to launch nuclear ballistic missiles at Pakistan.
Colorado’s Commanding Officer, Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher), asks for confirmation of the firing order as the orders were received through a legacy Cold War secondary communication channel only to be used in the event that Washington D.C. has already been destroyed.
After confirming Washington’s continued existence and refusing to fire the missiles until the command is sent through the proper system, Chaplin is relieved of command by the Deputy Secretary of Defence William Curry (Jay Karnes), and the Colorado’s second in command, Lieutenant Commander Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) is given command instead.
When Kendal also questions the orders and asks for confirmation, the vessel is fired upon by the Virginia-class submarine USS Illinois (SSN-786). Two nuclear missile strikes are subsequently made on Pakistan by other U.S. forces.
Realising that they’ve been declared enemies of their own country, the Colorado seeks refuge on a remote island located in the Indian Ocean and commandeers a NATO communications and missile warning facility.
Now it’s a race against the clock to uncover the truth while dealing with global geopolitics and growing unrest amongst crew members and the island’s local inhabitants.
Last Resort also stars Master Chief Joseph Prosser (Robert Patrick); Lieutenant Grace Shepard (Daisy Betts); Sophie Girard (Camille De Pazzis); Tani Tumrenjak (Dichen Lachman); James King (Daniel Lissing); Julian Serrat (Sahr Ngaujah); Kylie Sinclair (Autumn Reeser); and Christine Kendal (Jessy Schram).