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‘The Last Ship’ season 3 news: Show casts Fernando Chien, Dichen Lachman and Bridget Regan
“The Last Ship” may have reached a satisfying end with its season 2 finale but the series has been officially renewed by TNT for a third season. With the show’s plot growing on a global scale, actors Fernando Chien and Dichen Lachman have been added to the cast.
Lachman will be appearing as a helicopter pilot named Jesse, someone who has lived “off the grid,” hinting that she may be keeping unique secrets of her own when she comes in to meet the crew of the USS Nathan James. Lachman is notable for her appearances in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “The 100,” “Dollhouse” and “Last Resort.”
According to a report from Deadline, Chien will be playing Peng. Peng is speculated to be a pivotal character in the next season as his character is described as the leader of China – what remains of it following the plague, anyway. Peng may be the link that will connect the reborn America and the rest of the world.
While their descriptions have been released, it is unknown at this point if either character is a protagonist or antagonist for the next season. Given how sides quickly turn against each other on the show, it is likely that at least Peng may be presented as a neutral character until something goes awry, causing his group in China to war against the US.
A report from TVLine also confirms that Bridget Regan, of “Agent Carter” fame, has been added to the cast as well. She will be portraying the character Sasha, a former Naval Intelligence Officer who is now based in China, working on behalf of the US government.
Regan is also known for her roles in “The Good Wife,” “Jane the Virgin” and “Beauty and the Beast.”
“The Last Ship” has no current premiere date but it is slated to release sometime in Summer 2016.
Jean-Luc Godard famously said all you need to make a movie is a gun and a girl. The combination offers endless possibilities in storytelling. Murder. Revenge. Greed. The girl can be a catalyst for action, as can the gun. Having read my fair share of Chandler, Hammett and Spillane, and contemporaries like George Pelecanos and Lee Child, the latter of which spills over more into thriller territory than straight-up hard boiled, I can unequivocally say that Too Late features one of the most convincing and true-to-spirit private dicks, cinema or otherwise.
I have much adoration for the art of the long take and doing more with less, especially when it comes to editing. A filmmaker like Michael Bay would be an inconsolable child if he didn’t have the freedom to have an edit take place every ten frames. Then again, Bay wouldn’t touch a simple detective yarn unless he could have elaborate shootouts or explosions happening at some point.
Dichen will be appearing on another episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! The episode will air on April 7, 2015. Here’s the episode synopsis:
As Robert Gonzalez makes his move, Coulson must do whatever it takes to protect the future of S.H.I.E.L.D. Meanwhile Skye’s journey to control her powers takes a surprising turn when she meets the enigmatic Inhuman named Lincoln.
Hopefully we’ll get pictures soon!