TNT is partnering with Madefire to bring The Last Ship, basic cable's No.1 new series, to the thrilling realm of Motion Books™ with a five-part digital comic book series that follows a pre-season-2 story arc. The Motion Books will be made available online for free and through Madefire’s top-rated app during the weeks leading up to the second season premiere of The Last Ship, a two-hour episode airing Sunday, June 21, at 9 p.m. ET.
In addition, Madefire and TNT are making an exclusive print of the first six pages available for Free Comic Book Day, which takes place Saturday, May 2, at participating comic book specialty shops across the U.S. & Canada and worldwide.
The show's executive producers worked alongside writer Chuck Dixon (Team Zero, Seal Team 6, Batman) to create an original story set between the first and second seasons of the show. The story will be brought to life by graphic artists Renato Arlem (X-Men, Supergirl, G.I. Joe) and Omar Francia (Batman, Mass Effect, Star Wars) and told via Madefire’s distinctive Motion Book format, which features episodic, short-burst (10-15 minute) reading and utilizes sound, music, motion and special effects to transport readers deep into story worlds.
"We are incredibly excited to be working with Madefire on bringing TNT's The Last Ship to the dynamic world of Motion Books," said Jeff Gregor, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for TNT and TBS, in the announcement. "With its suspenseful, action-packed storyline, The Last Ship translates beautifully to the Motion Book format. This is a great way to take fans even deeper into the fascinating world of this blockbuster series."
The Last Ship, based on William Brinkley's novel, follows the adventures of a Navy destroyer and her crew who are survivors of a worldwide pandemic. Look for the Motion Books edition beginning May 29, and be sure to tune in June 21 at 9 p.m. for the exciting season premiere.