FIRST LOOK: Star Trek’s New Animated Series, ”Lower Decks”

We got our first look at the new animated Star Trek series, Lower Decks.

Star Trek: Lower Decks is an upcoming American adult animated web televisionseries created for CBS All Access by Mike McMahan. It is part of an expansion of the Star Trek franchise headed by executive producer Alex Kurtzman. It is the first animated series created for All Access, and the first animated Star Trek series since the 1973–74 series Star Trek: The Animated Series. Lower Decks follows the support crew of the U.S.S. Cerritos in the year 2380. McMahan serves as showrunner of the series.

Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, and Eugene Cordero voice “lower decks” crew members of the Cerritos, with Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O’Connell, Fred Tatasciore, and Gillian Vigman also providing voices for the series. Kurtzman’s expansion of the franchise began in June 2018, and McMahan was brought on for Lower Decks by that October when it was ordered for two seasons by All Access. Animation studio Titmousebegan work on the series by the following February, with the main cast announced in July 2019. Production on the first two seasons shifted to taking place remotely by March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first season of Star Trek: Lower Decks is set to debut on August 6, 2020, and will consist of 10 episodes.

Star Trek: Lower Decks focuses on “the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships” in the year 2380.

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