Ladies and gents, you’re about to get another Star Trek series — but it won’t be the series you expected. Forget Jean-Luc Picard (for now), because it looks like they’re taking a “Damage Control” approach for this brand-new series. According to Variety, CBS All Access has ordered two seasons of a half-hour comedy called Star Trek: Lower Decks.
This show comes from Rick and Morty writer Mike McMahan and will mark the streaming services first animated series. Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin will act as executive producers, so there’s a good chance this will somehow fit within the overall continuity. Here’s what Kurtzman had to say about the show:
“Mike won our hearts with his first sentence: ‘I want to do a show about the people who put the yellow cartridge in the food replicator so a banana can come out the other end.’ His cat’s name is Riker. His son’s name is Sagan. The man is committed. He’s brilliantly funny and knows every inch of every Trek episode, and that’s his secret sauce: he writes with the pure, joyful heart of a true fan. As we broaden the world of ‘Trek’ to fans of all ages, we’re so excited to include Mike’s extraordinary voice.”
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“As a life-long Trekkie, it’s a surreal and wonderful dream come true to be a part of this new era of Star Trek,” said McMahan. “While Star Trek: Lower Decks is a half-hour, animated show at its core, it’s undeniably Trek – and I promise not to add an episode at the very end that reveals the whole thing took place in a training program.”
We know you’re still waiting on that Next Generation series, but don’t give up yet, as this show is one of many Trek series in development. Clearly, CBS is leaning hard into this franchise. What do you think of an animated comedy Trek show? Let us know down below!
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