TNT has postponed the season 3 premiere of The Last Ship “as a result of the shootings this weekend in Orlando,” the network said in a statement. “Our hearts are with the victims and their families,” they added.
A single gunman killed at least 50 people and injured 53 at a gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning. The Austin Television Festival was scheduled to hold a panel on television violence that same day, but canceled it once the news about Orlando broke.
“Out of respect for the victims of the tragedy in Orlando last night, we won’t be holding the Viewer Discretion Advised panel today,” the festival announced on Twitter. “While it is a very important conversation to have, today does not feel like the time to have it.”
A sneak peek of The Last Ship’s third season opens with the sound of a gunshot and features attackers opening fire in a nightclub full of people dancing. TNT hasn’t yet announced when they will air the premiere.