CBS All Access, ViacomCBS’ digital subscription video-on-demand and live streaming service, has announced its new half-hour animated comedy series Star Trek: Lower Decks will premiere on Thursday, August 6. Following the premiere, all 10 episodes of the first season will premiere weekly on Thursdays, exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S. The series’ teaser art was also revealed.
Developed by Emmy Award-winner Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites), Star Trek: Lower Decks focuses on 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 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.
The series is produced by CBS’ Eye Animation Productions (CBS Television Studios’ new animation arm), Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Secret Hideout’s Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin, Roddenberry Entertainment’s Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth, and Katie Krentz (219 Productions) serve as executive producers alongside creator and showrunner McMahan. Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout), who brought McMahan to the project, serves as a co-executive producer.
Emmy Award-winning independent production company Titmouse (Big Mouth) serves as the animation studio for the series.
Star Trek: Lower Decks will air exclusively on CBS All Access in the United States and is distributed worldwide by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.