If you’ve finally watched every “Last Resort” episode on your DVR and are going through Navy-themed TV withdrawal, cheer up — one aquaflage-filled drama just cast its female lead, while another has advanced to the production stage.
Per the plugged-in folks at Deadline, Gage Golightly (who recently appeared in “Teen Wolf” — this one, not that one, and we can all pretend this one never happened) will play the wife of a Navy lieutenant in “Company Town,” a young-adult drama set in Norfolk, Va., against the background of a fictional Navy scandal. Golightly’s relationship with a longtime “townie” friend, and how the scandal changes their lives, will be the centerpiece of the series.
If you prefer your Navy drama to be more of the at-sea variety, you’re in luck … sort of. Per the also-plugged-in folks at The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has greenlit production of “Wild Blue,” a drama set aboard an aircraft carrier.
While the setting would seem to lend itself to a more action-oriented show, THR’s summary of the plot suggests otherwise, calling it an “an upstairs/downstairs look at pressure-cooker lives of Navy service members.” In other words, it’ll have both enlisted- and officer-level story lines, modeled after the classic British drama that looked at the lives of servants and their masters — and spawned this even-more-classic episode of “Monsterpiece Theater.”
“Wild Blue” is one of eight scripted dramas picked up by Fox, which won’t have eight open spots in its fall primetime lineup; expect a final decision on this and other Navy-themed shows — including “Company Town” — by May.