Today marks the official start of the fall television season as NBC continues to roll out its programming with The Voice kicking off one of three nights this week. Programs also set to hit television sets this week include The X Factor, The New Normal,Go On and more. But out of the most acclaimed series thus far, there haven’t been too many early premiere just yet. However, that all seeks to change as ABC has released the first pilot of their upcoming schedule early: Last Resort. Touted by some as the best original drama of the fall, the full pilot episode has made its way online today and you can see it for yourself:
500 feet beneath the ocean’s surface, the U.S. ballistic missile submarine Colorado receives their orders. Over a radio channel, designed only to be used if their homeland has been wiped out, they’re told to fire nuclear weapons at Pakistan.
Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) demands confirmation of the orders only to be unceremoniously relieved of duty by the White House. XO Sam Kendal (Sc
ott Speedman) finds himself suddenly in charge of the submarine and facing the same difficult decision. When he also refuses to fire without confirmation of the orders, the Colorado is targeted, fired upon, and hit.
The submarine and its crew find themselves crippled on the ocean floor, declared rogue enemies of their own country. Now, with nowhere left to turn, Chaplin and Kendal take the sub on the run and bring the men and women of the Colorado to an exotic island. Here they will find refuge, romance, and a chance at a new life, even as they try to clear their names and get home.
From executive producer/writer Shawn Ryan (The Shield, The Unit, The Chicago Code) and Executive producer/writer Karl Gajdusek comes this dramatic new international action-thriller about treachery, treason, and nuclear brinksmanship. LAST RESORT contemplates establishing of a new society in the modern world, and character becomes everything when unthinkable decisions must be made.
Last Resort premieres Thursday September 27th at 8PM on ABC.