Trekkies, get your camping gears out for a journey down to the Lower Decks!
Star Trek: Lower Decks is landing on CBS All Access this August. There is also a trailer and a poster out for the latest animated comedy series joining the Star Trek franchise.
Revolving around Starfleet crew members who reside in the “lower decks” of the U.S.S. Cerritos, the animations are voiced by stars like Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, and Eugene Cordero with Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O’Connell, Fred Tatasciore and Gillian Vigman.
When’s it out
The latest Star Trek spin-off will arrive on CBS All Access on Thursday, August 6.
Following the release, new episodes of the 10-episode series will be available to stream weekly on Thursdays.
Where do you watch it
All episodes will be exclusively available for subscribers of CBS All Access in the US. Meanwhile, global distribution is taken care of by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.
What’s it about
Set in the year 2380, Star Trek: Lower Decks focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos.
All those in charge, namely Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi, have to keep the ship safe from a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.
Meanwhile, they also must keep up with their duties and their social lives. This Starfleet crew includes Ensign Beckett Mariner, voiced by Tawny Newsome, Ensign Brad Boimler, voiced by Jack Quaid, Ensign Tendi, voiced by Noël Wells and Ensign Rutherford, voiced by Eugene Cordero.
As for the Starfleet characters, they comprise the ship’s bridge crew and include Captain Carol Freeman, voiced by Dawnn Lewis, Commander Jack Ransom, voiced by Jerry O’Connell, Lieutenant Shaxs, voiced by Fred Tatasciore and Doctor T’Ana, voiced by Gillian Vigman.
Star Trek: Lower Decks is the first animated series to join the expanding “Star Trek” franchise on CBS All Access.
Other productions include hit original series Star Trek: Picard; Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and a Section 31-based series with Michelle Yeoh.
An exclusive children’s special animated Star Trek series is also in the works for Nickelodeon.
Who’s behind it
The latest Star Trek adventure was conceived and designed by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites). Hopes are sure high from this one!
The series is a venture by the new animation arm of the CBS Television Studios, CBS’ Eye Animation Productions. The co-producers include Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.
Showrunner and creator Mike McMahan also serves as one of the show’s many executive producers, including Secret Hideout’s Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin, Roddenberry Entertainment’s Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth, and Katie Krentz
Meanwhile, the award-winning list of creative forces behind the series also includes Titmouse (“Big Mouth”), the Emmy Award-winning independent animation production company, which serves as the animation studio for Star Trek: Lower Decks.