As disappointed as it was to learn of The Chicago Code getting canceled earlier this year, the fact that Shawn Ryan can still make quality television like his preceding series The Shield is somewhat comforting. That’s why it’s good to hear from THR that ABC has just picked up The Last Resort, a futuristic drama series from Ryan and Dead Like Me writer Karl Gajdusek. The series would follow the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine who, after ignoring an order to fire nuclear missiles, wind up being hunted and escape to a NATO outpost where they declare themselves to be the world’s smallest nuclear nation. Sounds like an original premise at least, and with Ryan and Gajdusek teaming on the script, I have a good feeling about this one. Stay tuned as development on plenty more new series’ for next year continues.