The newest show in the Star Trek Universe is finally getting a launch date — August 6, 2020. Tune into CBS All Access for Star Trek: Lower Decks’ highly-anticipated debut, and we’ll get to see just how funny this show really is!
We now know the release date, thanks to a great animated teaser release today on social media:
We also learned that the show’s tagline will be the interesting “Rarely Going Where No One Has Gone Before.”
Even more exciting is the fact that we now know what the U.S.S. Cerritos will look like, and it appears to be an updated Oberth-class ship, much like the U.S.S. Grissom in Star Trek III.
Developed by Mike McMahan, a life-long Star Trek fan and the creator of Rick and Morty (which also has a devoted following), Lower Decks takes place in the same era of The Next Generation and will give us a look at the lives of crewmembers who are not on the bridge.
Ensigns Brad Boimler (Jack Quaid), Beckett Mariner (Tawny Newsome), Rutherford (Eugene Cordero), and Tendi (Noël Wells) will be the main characters on this show, the first Star Trek animated series since the 1970s.
Mike McMahan says the show will be about a half-hour and will feature real Trek themes and plots.
The rest of the crew of the U.S.S. Cerritos are Captain Carol Freeman (Dawnn Lewis), Commander Jack Ransom (Jerry O’Connell), Lieutenant Shaxs (Fred Tatasciore), and Doctor T’Ana (Gillian Vigman).
CBS’ Star Trek czar Alex Kurtzman is heavily involved in the show, as is and Heather Kadin. The executive producers include Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth (of Roddenberry Entertainment), and Katie Krentz (of 219 Productions). Aaron Baiers will serve as the show’s as a co-executive producer.
We’ll be watching CBS All Access on August 6 — will you?