The captain of a nuclear submarine receives possibly sketchy orders to launch a strike on Pakistan but he refuses to do so. When he refuses and another U.S. warship fires on the sub, he and his executive officer decide to go rogue and set up camp on a sparsely populated tropical island, which suddenly becomes the world’s newest nuclear-armed nation.
Five hundred feet beneath the ocean’s surface, the crew of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine “Colorado” (the most powerful nuclear submarine ever built) receive their orders. Over a communications channel designed only to be used if the U.S. homeland has been wiped out, they’re told to fire nuclear weapons at a foreign country.
Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) demands confirmation of the orders to fire, only to be unceremoniously relieved of duty. XO Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) finds himself suddenly in charge of the submarine and facing the same difficult decision. When he also demands confirmation of the orders, the Colorado is fired upon and hit. The submarine and its crew, who are actually honorable patriots, now find themselves crippled on the ocean floor and declared rogue enemies of their own country.
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 but dangerous island. Here they will find refuge, romance and a chance at a new life, even as they try to clear their names and get back home:
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This suspenseful, emotional, epic series with high stakes will evolve like a classic, action-packed drama. Catch “Last Resort” every Tuesday on AXN (Astro 701) and AXN HD (Astro 721) at 10pm.
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