Lower Decks focuses on four ensigns serving on a “not very important ship” in Starfleet. Every Star Trek is about a family, and this is as well. It’s set in 2380, after Nemesis, on a ship called the USS Cerritos, a California class ship. Showrunner Mike McMahan says the holodeck breaks down all the time. The 10-episode first season arrives in 2020.
The bridge crew on Lower Decks thinks the show is about them, but it’s not:
The real stars of the show:
Tawny Newsome plays Ensign Mariner.
Noel Wells plays Ensign Tendi, who’s a huge Starfleet fan. It’s her first day on a ship, and she works in the medical bay.
Eugene Cordero plays Ensign Rutherford, who just got a new cyborg implant and is getting used to it. He’s an engineer, but unlike Geordi, he doesn’t not solve the problems in the end.
Jack Quaid plays Ensign Brad Boimler. Variety has a bit more about the character:
As previously announced, the series will focus on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships. Quaid will voice the character of Ensign Brad Boimler. Described as a total stickler, Boimler does everything by the book. While great at sci-fi stuff, he’s completely bound to the rules. He doesn’t know how to follow his gut, and if he wants to be a captain some day he’s going to have to learn how to improvise.
Star Trek: Lower Decks will be released in 2020.