Co-created by The Shield‘s Shawn Ryan, the drama centers on the renegade crew of a U.S. ballistic submarine that defies an order to launch its nuclear weapons in a strike against Pakistan, costing its captain (Andre Braugher of Homicide: Life on the Street) his command. But when the executive officer (Scott Speedman of Felicity) refuses to fire without confirmation, the U.S.S. Colorado is attacked and declared an enemy of the United States. With nowhere left to turn, the crew flees to a secluded island, declaring themselves a sovereign nation with nuclear capability.
Last Resort also stars Dichen Lachman (Being Human), Daniel Lissing (Crownies), Sahr Ngaujah (House of Payne), Camille de Pazzis (The First Day of the Rest of Your Life), Autumn Reeser (Hawaii Five-O, No Ordinary Family), Jessy Schram (Falling Skies, Once Upon a Time) and Robert Patrick (The Gangster Squad, The Unit).
The pilot, which was directed by Martin Campbell (Green Lantern, Casino Royale), airs Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.