The scrappy underdogs of the U.S.S. Cerritos will continue their animated adventures into the spacefaring future! During its virtual First Contact Day event Monday, Paramount+ announced that Star Trek: Lower Decks has been renewed for a third season (10 episodes), and debuted a new teaser for season 2 that sets the show’s return for Thursday, August 12.
The free First Contact Day virtual panels are available to view on demand on Paramount+’s YouTube Channel and on Paramount+ in the U.S., following their initial airing on StarTrek.com/FirstContact.
Set in the year 2380, Lower Decks focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos: Ensigns Beckett Mariner (Tawny Newsome), Ensign Brad Boimler (Jack Quaid), Ensign Samanthan Rutherford (Eugene Cordero) and Ensign D’Vana Tendi (Noël Wells) have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies. The Starfleet characters that comprise the ship’s bridge crew include Captain Carol Freeman (Dawnn Lewis), Commander Jack Ransom (Jerry O’Connell), Lieutenant Shaxs (Fred Tatasciore) and Doctor T’Ana (Gillian Vigman).
From two-time Emmy winner Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites) and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard), the series is exec produced by Kurtzman and Heather Kadin for Secret Hideout, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth for Roddenberry Ent., and Katie Krentz for 219 Productions, alongside creator and showrunner McMahan. Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout), who brought McMahan to the project, serves as a co-executive producer. Lower Decks is a production of CBS’s Eye Animation Prod., Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Ent.; animation by Titmouse.
Season 1 of Star Trek: Lower Decks is available to stream on Paramount+ and will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD from CBS/Paramount Home Ent. on May 18.