CBS All Access revealed the voice cast behind “Star Trek: Lower Deck,” an animated-comedy series that focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships. The series is another CBS All Access exclusive in the United States and will be distributed internationally by CBS Studios International.
The cast was announced during a panel at comic-con, where fans were given a first look at the newest addition to the growing “Star Trek” franchise. Cast member Jerry O’Connell moderated the Star Trek panel in Hall H, which included the show’s creator and executive producer Mike McMahan. The team 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.
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, “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.
CBS’ Eye Animation Productions will produce the series with Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, and Katie Krentz will serve as executive producers, alongside creator Mike McMahan (“Rick and Morty”). Aaron Baiers, who brought McMahan to the project, will serve as a co-executive producer.
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