CBS have revealed details about Star Trek: Lower Decks, a new animated series in the Star Trek universe.
The series is set in 2380, one year after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis, on the USS Cerritos, one of the least-important ships in Starfleet. The focus is on four newly-assigned ensigns working on the ship in junior roles, with occasional appearances by the ship's command crew.
The main cast consists of Ensigns Tendi (Noel Wells), Rutherford (Eugene Cordero), Mariner (Tawny Newsome) and Boimler (Jack Quaid); Lt. Shaxs (Fred Talasciore), Commander Ransom (Jerry O'Connell), Dr. T'Ana (Gillian Vigman) and Captain Freeman (Dawnn Lewis).
Mike McMahan (Rick & Morty) is the showrunner of the new series. It was inspired by the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Lower Decks, which was written from the POV of several junior officers on the Enterprise-D. The series is also drawing inspiration from Star Trek: The Animated Series which was ran for two seasons in 1973-74. Most notably, Dr. T'Ana is a Caitian, the same feline species as Lt. M'Ress in the original animated series.
Star Trek: Lower Decks will debut on CBS All Access in 2020 with a ten-episode order.