Monday, July 22, 2019

Upcoming animation series, Star Trek: Lower Decks, unveils animated characters and voice cast.

The upcoming animation series Star Trek: Lower Decks has unveiled its animated characters and voice cast for the 10-episode first season that will become available in 2020.

Voice actors who will be behind the animation Starfleet characters include Jerry O'Connell, Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, Eugene Cordero, Dawnn Lewis, Fred Tatasciore and Gillian Vigman.

While the third season of Star Trek: Discovery will continue to be on Netflix, and the upcoming Star Trek: Picard series will debut on Amazon Prime Video, Star Trek: Lower Decks - produced by CBS' Eye Animation Productions, CBS Television Studios' new animation arm; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment - will be on CBS All Access in the United States and be distributed concurrently internationally by CBS Studios International.

That makes it extremely likely that Star Trek: Lower Decks could end up either on MultiChoice's Showmax as a third video streaming service for South African and African viewers, or on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV service or on both, similar to The Good Fight and Tell Me a Story.

Secret Hideout's Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin and Roddenberry Entertainment's Rod Roddenberry, alongside Trevor Roth and Katie Krentz are the executive producers, together with creator Mike McMahan.

Star Trek: Lower Decks will follow the support crew on one of Starfleet's "least important ships" in 2380, the USS Cerritos, during the time period of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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).

The holodeck of the USS Cerritos was also revealed.