As part of the ComicCon@Home Star Trek Universe panel CBS have released a ‘first look’ at the adult Star Trek Animated Series ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks‘
It’s the third series in the Trekverse franchise following Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard. The cartoon follows Starfleet staffers and personnel who do the real grunt work far from the Captain’s chair on the bridge. On the show, Black Monday alum plays Lt. Commander Andy Billups, the chief engineer on the USS Cerritos and direct boss of the Eugene Cordero character played Ensign Rutherford.
The other Cerritos crewmembers include Tawney Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner, Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler, and Noël Wells as Ensign Tendi. 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. Paul Scheer is also joining series in a recurring role.
Kurtzman and Kadin and Roddenberry Entertainment’s Rod Roddenberry serve as EPs on Lower Decks, along with Trevor Roth and Katie Krentz (219 Productions), and creator and showrunner Mike McMahan, of Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites too. Secret Hideout’s Aaron Baiers, who brought McMahan to the project, serves as a co-EP. Titmouse (Big Mouth), the Emmy Award-winning independent animation production company, serves as the animation studio for the series.
The show premieres on CBS All Access from August 6th 2020.
Also unveiled today was the title for Nickelodeon’s Star Trek series – ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’
Watch Picard now on Amazon Prime.