- Category: More Top Stories
- Published on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 01:13
- Written by Margie Barron
The new ABC drama “Last Resort” is the latest TV series to film entirely in Hawaii. Executive Producer Shawn Ryan says the show is the culmination of his skills as a producer to do something on a huge scale. “It is a really difficult show from a storytelling standpoint to have the production in Hawaii and to manage that,” he explains. The show’s big budget and scope focuses on the crew of a nuclear submarine that has rogue government forces conspiring against them.
Ryan reports that the production hired a retired Navy veteran as a technical consultant, but they didn’t ask for the Navy’s cooperation. “When I made ‘The Unit,’ I learned you can either lobby for full participation and assistance of the U.S. military, and you can get some great toys to use, but that comes with script approval,” says Ryan. “‘Last Resort’ isn’t the kind of show that we wanted to give out script approval. So we did not film on any active or retired U.S. submarines for our fictional story. We built the interior of the set, and the exterior was done by our great visual effects company FuseFX.” Ryan also praises Hawaii’s local craftsmen and crewmembers for their work on the production.