May 24 (UPI) -- Season 4 of The Last Ship is to begin with a 2-hour episode on TNT Aug. 20.
Eric Dane, Bridget Regan and Adam Baldwin star in the drama, which is set in the aftermath of a worldwide catastrophe. Series co-creator Steven Kane is serving as show-runner for Seasons 4 and 5.
"Over the course of the first three seasons, The Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James has been the central vehicle for the discovery and distribution of the cure to the Red Flu, resulting in near global recovery," the cable network said in a press release. "After the chilling events at the end of last season, Tom Chandler has given up his heroic titles and responsibilities and sought solace – and anonymity -- with his family in a small fishing village in Greece. Meanwhile, Captain Slattery and the crew of Nathan James have discovered that the virus has 'jumped kingdoms' and now infects the world's food crops, bringing humanity to the brink of global famine. As the ship traverses the Mediterranean in search of a solution that can save the world's food supply, Chandler encounters his own enemies in Greece. His 'hero's journey' becomes a modern-day retelling of Homer's Odyssey."