CBS All Access released the first trailer today Star Trek: Lower deck. After a production cycle that has included working from home throughout the entire coronavirus pandemic, fans are finally getting their first look at the first Star Trek animated comedy in action. The series debuts its first season with 10 episodes on August 6, and new episodes will arrive each week on Thursdays on CBS All Access. Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites) developed Star Trek: Lower deck. The series follows the support crew serving aboard one of Starfleet̵
Starfleet crew living in USS “lower deck” Cerritos contains “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. The Starfleet characters made up of 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,” Expressed by Gillian Vigman.
“One big thing that was important to me was finding out how we comically approach these characters,” McMahan said of the series in a previous interview. “How can these characters be funny and not break Star Trek? You can’t have a Morty in Star Trek. You can’t just have a stupid person in Starfleet, otherwise it breaks the ambition of how humanity is in Starfleet. So our joints are foils for each other, but they are very involved in Star Trek. “
CBS’s Eye Animation Productions, CBS Television Studios new animation arm, produces Star Trek: Lower deck, along with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Secret Hideouts Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin and Roddenberry Entertainment’s Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth and Katie Krentz (219 Productions) are executive producers along with creator and showrunner Mike McMahan. Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) acts as a co-executive producer. Titmouse, Emmy Award-winning independent animation production company behind Big Mouth, serves as the animation studio for the series.
Star Trek: Lower deck is the first animated series to join the expanding Star Trek franchise on CBS All Access, which also includes the original series Star Trek: Picard; Star Trek: Discovery, returns for his season three later this year; the recently announced USS Business set series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, with 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 for younger audiences is also in the works for Nickelodeon.
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