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A one-hour pilot for a drama about the fugitive crew of a nuclear submarine will be shot in Hawaii for ABC, the network announced Friday.
“Last Resort,” written by Karl Gajdusek and Shawn Ryan, will be produced by Sony Studios, which confirmed the location. Ryan will also serve as the executive producer. Neither the cast nor a start date have been set, according to a Sony spokesperson.
ABC described the pilot as an “international action thriller/soap” about a world being held hostage by the crew of a ballistic missile submarine. Martin Campbell, who directed “Casino Royale” in 2006 and last summer’s “Green Lantern,” will direct the pilot, Sony said.
There are no guarantees that the pilot will end up on television; many pilots go unseen. But if it did, it would be the latest of a string of ABC shows to use Hawaii: “Lost,” which ran from 2004-2010, “Off the Map,” which ran for a single season last year, and a new series that will debut next month called “The River.”
Ryan was the creator of the dark FX police drama “The Shield.”