Star Trek: Lower Decks Animated Series Coming From Rick and Morty Head Writer

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Star Trek: Lower Decks food replicator animated series Mike McMahan

The Star Trek universe expands further with the announcement of a new series! Star Trek: Lower Decks is a half-hour animated sitcom that will, according to Deadline, “focus on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships.” CBS All Access has given the series, from Rick and Morty head writer and dedicated Trek fan Mike McMahan, a two-season order.

Star Trek: Lower Decks is the latest series to come from Alex Kurtzman, who signed a five-year contract to expand the Star Trek universe with a number of series of varying lengths and styles. That includes a new Captain Picard series and the mini-episodes Star Trek: Short Treks; for the latter, McMahan wrote “The Escape Artist,” which sees the return of Harry Mudd and will premiere on January 3, 2019. In addition to Kurtzman, other executive producers for Lower Decks include Heather Kadin ...