‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Gets August Premiere Date

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Gets August Premiere Date

July 1, 2020 0 By Jeff Fountain

Set your phasers on animated Trek this August.

Star Trek: Lower Decks, the newest Star Trek series, and animated as well, will hit CBS All Access Thursday, August 2, 2020.

The half-hour animated comedy series is from Rick and Morty head writer and executive producer Mike McMahan. Following the premiere, new episodes of the 10-episode first season will be available to stream weekly on Thursdays, exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S.

In Canada, it will premiere the same day on CTV Sci-Fi Channel (formerly Space) and will also stream on Crave.

Developed by McMahan, Star Trek: Lower Decks focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford, and Tendi have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.

The new Starfleet crew of the U.S.S. Cerritos includes Tawney Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner, Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler, Noël Wells as Ensign Tendi and Eugene Cordero as Ensign Rutherford. The Starfleet characters that comprise the ship’s bridge crew 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.

This is definitely a great time  to be a Star Trek fan. Star Trek: Lower Decks joins Star Trek: Picard; Star Trek: Discovery, returning with season three later this year; the recently announced U.S.S. Enterprise series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, featuring Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck; and the development of a Section 31-based series with Michelle Yeoh. A CG-animated Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences is also in the works
for Nickelodeon.

Star Trek: Lower Decks produced by CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Television Studios’ new animation arm; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment.