Today at the San Diego Comic-Con, fans were given the first look at the newest addition to the growing Star Trek franchise, the animated comedy series Star Trek: Lower Decks, which will follow the support crew on one of Starfleet’s least important ships in 2380.
During the Hall H Star Trek Universe panel moderated by series cast member Jerry O’Connell, Star Trek: Lower Decks creator and executive producer Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty) unveiled the voice cast and character animations with the help of surprise guests and cast members Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid and executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin. McMahan also announced that the 10-episode long first season will premiere in 2020 on CBS All Access.
The Starfleet crew residing in the “lower decks” of the U.S.S. Cerritos, include: “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 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:
Additionally, McMahan unveiled a thrilling first look at the holodeck of the U.S.S. Cerritos. You can view the characters and holodeck in the gallery below.
In related news, the Star Trek Global Franchise Group today unveiled Prime Directive: The Official Star Trek Podcast during the panel. Co-hosted by Tawny Newsome (Brockmire, Bajillion Dollar Propertie$), the podcast will debut this fall. With unparalleled access to Star Trek luminaries and behind-the-scenes creative professionals, this official podcast will take a smart, witty and thoughtful look at all things “Trek” – both old and new. Fans will be able to subscribe or download the podcast via StarTrek.com as well as Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or other podcasting apps.