Published On: Fri, Feb 24th, 2017

‘The Last Ship’ season 5: Jodie Turner-Smith upgraded to regular, Christos Vasilopoulos cast

TNT is releasing news of changes to the cast of The Last Ship for the show’s fifth season. Jodie Turner-Smith, who recurs during season 4 will now be a series regular and Christos Vasilopoulos has also been cast as Stavros Diomedes, appearing in six of the season’s ten episodes.

“Smith plays Azima Kandie, a sergeant in the Kenyan Navy and new VBSS operator aboard Nathan James,” summarized Deadline in their coverage of the casting news. “She joined the global cause to eradicate the virus after hearing stories of the legendary Captain Tom Chandler (Eric Dane). Azima is beautiful and flirtatious, but she also knows 50 ways to kill a man with her bare hands.”

The Last Ship is based on William Brinkley’s popular novel, the series chronicles the aftermath of a global epidemic that nearly decimates the world’s population. Now, CNO Captain Chandler and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors.

Turner-Smith is known for her roles in Mad Dogs for Amazon and True Blood.

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Hollywood’s Greek Keeper notes that Vasilopoulos is currently filming his part in Los Angeles. Check out their coverage and a photo HERE.

Adam Baldwin and Bridget Regan are both confirmed to be back as well.

The Last Ship was renewed for a 10-episode fourth season, slated to premiere during mid-2017 with season 5 set for 2018.

The Last Ship has taken viewers on an exciting ride through three truly thrilling seasons,” said Sarah Aubrey, EVP of original programming for TNT when the news was announced.  “We look forward to watching the cast and production team ratchet up the drama, action and suspense even more over the next two seasons through summer 2018.”


The Last Ship stars Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin and Bridget Regan.


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