Television serial 'Last Resort' echoes Pakistan-US tension -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Television serial ‘Last Resort’ echoes Pakistan-US tension

Masood Haider

NEW YORK: A new ABC television series being released this autumn opens with a premise that a US nuclear powered submarine captain defies White House orders to wipe out Pakistan with nuclear weapons, as it’s deemed a threat to international peace and security.

In the new series ‘Last Resort’, the submarine ‘Colorado’ is equipped with nuclear warheads which are considered capable of destroying countries, which is a fact. The fiction is the premise to destroy Pakistan!

However, as the drama unfolds in a dramatic twist the ships Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) demands confirmation of the orders only to be unceremoniously relieved of duty by the White House.

This puts his second-in-command Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) under the spot as his handed over the charge of the submarine and has to make the same decision, which he turns down. Upon Kendal’s refusal to shoot the nuclear missiles at Pakistan, the submarine is targeted, fired upon, and hit.

The crew is then declared rogue enemies of their own country.

Now, 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 island. Here they will find refuge, romance and a chance at a new life, even as they try to clear their names and get home.

The series is being heavily promoted by the production company in movie theatres this summer. It is scheduled to be released in October-November.