Virtual panel at Comic-Con@Home featured a conversation with cast members and creator Mike McMahan, part of the Paramount+’s ‘Peak’ Animation programming block; the hit half-hour comedy about the crew of one of Starfleet’s least important ships is available in the US exclusively on the streamer.
Paramount+ today released the official trailer for Season 2 of its popular original half-hour animated comedy series, Star Trek: Lower Decks, developed by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites), The trailer was revealed during the series’ Comic-Con@Home virtual panel, part of the overall Star Trek Universe panel that kicked off Paramount+’s Comic-Con@Home “Peak” Animation programming block.
Moderated by Jerry O’Connell (“Commander Jack Ransom”), the panel featured a conversation with voice cast members Tawny Newsome (“Ensign Mariner”), Jack Quaid (“Ensign Boimler”) and Eugene Cordero (“Ensign Rutherford”), as well as series creator, showrunner and executive producer McMahan, and a special greeting from Noël Wells (“Ensign Tendi”).
In the new season, fans can expect strange new (and familiar) aliens to challenge the crews of the U.S.S. Cerritos and the U.S.S. Titan. For Mariner, Tendi, Rutherford, and Boimler, the animated adventure is just beginning. In addition to the Lower Deckers, the Starfleet characters that comprise the U.S.S. Cerritos’ bridge crew include Captain Carol Freeman, voiced by Dawnn Lewis, Commander Jack Ransom, voiced by Jerry O’Connell, and Doctor T’Ana, voiced by Gillian Vigman.
The series is produced by CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Studios’ new animation arm; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Secret Hideout’s Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin, Roddenberry Entertainment’s Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth and Katie Krentz (219 Productions) serve as executive producers alongside creator and showrunner McMahan. Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout), who brought McMahan to the project, also serves as an executive producer. Titmouse (Big Mouth), the Emmy Award-winning independent animation production company, serves as the animation studio for the series.
Star Trek: Lower Decks streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and is distributed concurrently by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group on Amazon Prime Video in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Japan, India and more. In Canada, it airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave. Seasons 1 and 2 will be available to stream exclusively on Paramount+ in Latin America beginning in September 2021.