Last Resort is the next planned TV series from The Shield creator Shawn Ryan. It's a thriller "set in the near future when the country is very fractured and revolves around the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine who become hunted after ignoring an order to shoot nuclear missiles. They escape to a NATO listening outpost where they publicly declare themselves to be the world's smallest nuclear nation with 24 nuclear warheads. The show explores the society the fugitives create, the natives they meet and how what they've done affects the group and its unity."
The Silent Service was an award winning manga series by Kaiji Kawaguchi, creator of Eagle, serialised from 1988 to 1996. It then became an anime TV movie ad continuing series, some episodes of were translated and released in the USA. It is a thriller set during the cold war aboard the nuclear submarine jointly developed by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the United States Navy. During its first mission, the submarine's captain declare it an independent state, named Yamato.
So even if there is no causal connection, if Last Resort is a hit, expect the rest of The Silent Service to be translated and published in the USA…
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