Star Trek: Lower Decks: CBS All Access sets premiere date for first animated series
CBS All Access has finally announced the premiere date for their first ever adult-animated series titled Star Trek: Lower Decks which hails from Solar Opposites co-creator Mike McMahan. Featuring the voices of Tawny Newsom and Jack Quaid, the first animated Star Trek comedy series is scheduled to make its debut on Thursday, August 6. The announcement also came with the released of a new key art poster which you can check out in the gallery below!
Star Trek: Lower Decks will follow the story of 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 voice cast will feature Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner, Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler, Noel Wells as Ensign Tendi, Eugene Cordero as Ensign Rutherford, with the ship’s bridge crew voiced by Fred Tatasciore as Lieutenant Shaxs, Dawnn Lewis as Captain Carol Freeman, Jerry O’Connell as Commander Jack Ransom, and Gillian Vigman as Doctor T’Ana.
Star Trek: Lower Decks is created and executive produced by Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty), who also serves as the showrunner. It is executive produced by Alex Kurtzman, Heathan Kadin, Rod Roddenbury, Trevor Roth, Katie Krentz. It is a production by CBS’ Eye Animated Productions, Secret Hideout, Rodden Entertainment, and Titmouse animation studio.