Thursday, Aug. 6 is the release date for the pilot episode of the Star Trek: The Next Generation animated comedy spinoff.
Lower Decks follows the foibles of the support crew of the U.S.S. Cerritos, a minor Starfleet vessel. The cast includes Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner, Eugene Codero as Ensign Rutherford, Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler and Noël Wells as Ensign Tendi. The show was created by showrunner Mike McMahan, writer and producer of Rick and Morty for the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim lineup. The bridge crew includes Dawnn Lewis as Captain Carol Freeman, Jerry O’Connell and Commander Jack Ransom, Gillian Vigman as Doctor T’Ana and Fred Tatasciore as Lieutenant Shaxs.