Star Trek: Lower Decks finally has a release date. Fans of the iconic franchise can catch the new animated series next month.
CBS All Access recently announced the release date of their upcoming adult animated web series Star Trek: Lower Decks.
Ever since it was ordered in 2018, fans have been checking for updates and details of the comedy series. Star Trek: Lower Decks was spawned after the success of Star Trek: Discovery.
CBS Television Studios signed a five-year overall deal with showrunner Alex Kurtzman to expand the Star Trek franchise beyond Discovery to several new series, miniseries, and animated series.
And now, the long wait is over. Lower Decks is coming, and not even a pandemic can stop it from happening.
When is the release date?
According to Deadline, Star Trek: Lower Decks will drop on CBS’s digital subscription video-on-demand and live streaming service on August 6.
It’s a half-hour animated comedy from Mike McMahan, who is best known as the head writer and executive producer of Rick and Morty.
There will be a total of 10 episodes for the first season, but unlike most web series, it won’t be following a binge-watch format. New episodes will be available to watch weekly on Thursdays following the premiere.
It will be exclusively available to stream for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S.
Aside from the release date, the show also dropped the series’ teaser art, with the caption “Rarely Going Where No One Has Gone Before.”
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Plot and cast
For those who are not in the loop yet, Lower Decks follows the support crew of the U.S.S. Cerritos in the year 2380. However, they are the crew of one of Starfleet’s least important ships.
The voice cast, which was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, includes Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid, who will be playing as Beckett Mariner and Brad Broimler, respectively.
Newsome is known for her for role as Chelsea Leight-Leigh on Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ and co-hosting the podcast Yo, Is This Racist?
Meanwhile, Quaid is popular for his part in Prime Video’s superhero series The Boys. He is also the son of actors Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan.
They will be joined Noël Wells as Tendi, Eugene Cordero as Rutherford, Dawnn Lewis as Carol Freeman, Jerry O’Connell as Jack Ransom, Fred Tatasciore as Shaxs and Gillian Vigman as T’Ana.
Fans can expect a second season after the first one finishes as the series has been originally ordered for two seasons. Stay tuned for more updates on Star Trek: Lower Decks.
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