Dane, best known to TV lovers as Dr. Mark Sloan of the long running TV hospital drama “ Greys Anatomy” faces a much more pressing medical drama as the World’s population is almost wiped out in a global epidemic.
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Eric Dane, who featured as Dr. Mark Sloan during seven seasons from 2006 to 2012, is set to appear once again on the TV screens, of the world this time as Navy Captain Tom Chandler who is forced to take command of a US Navy battleship U.S.S. , Nathan James, after they discover that 80% of the global population has been decimated by a deadly virus.
The Michael Bay-Produced Series from the novel of the same name by William Brinkley, will consist of ten parts, with the first due to be released on June 22nd , on the TNT cable network.
Starring alongside Dane will be Rhona Mitra and Adam Baldwin, who wake up to the reality of their situation, when they emerge from a secret mission, entailing complete radio silence, to discover that the World that they had known before would never be the same again.
After leaving Grey’s Anatomy in 2012, Eric made his way to the big screen, co-starring in the tearjerker Marley & Me, as well as Valentine’s Day, and Burlesque.
Eric Dane was born in San Francisco, California to a Jewish mother and non Jewish father, although the family followed a Jewish way of life.
Eric Dane followed the trail of success, moving to Los Angeles after completing High School, rapidly winning a series of supporting roles in television series, among them Saved by the Bell, The Wonder Years, Roseanne, and Married With Children.
In 2000 Dane received his fist major breakthrough when he was offered a recurring role starring as Dr. Wyatt Cooper in yet another medical drama Gideon’s Crossing, which only ran for a single season. However work was not long in coming, this time in Charmed where Eric ebjoyed a two-season as well as starring tow made-for-television biopics, Serving in Silence, and Helter Skelter, in which Eric played the part of Charles “Tex” Watson, a member of the Manson family.
In 2005, Dane made his first appearance as Dr. Mark Sloan during the second season of ABC’s high powered medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, going on to become a a regular on the show from its third season, until quitting the show at the beginning of its ninth season.