Just days ahead of the Star Trek Universe panels at Comic-Con@Home, comes another bit of news about the upcoming animated comedy Star Trek: Lower Decks.
Scheer boards the USS Cerritos
First reported by Deadline, CBS has confirmed comedian and actor Paul Scheer (Black Monday, The League) has a recurring role in the first season of Star Trek: Lower Decks, set to premiere on CBS All Access on August 6th. Scheer is voicing Lt. Commander Andy Billups, the chief engineer on the USS Cerritos. Billups will be the commanding officer of Ensign Rutherford (Eugene Cordero), one of the four focal “lower decks” ensigns of the series.
CBS has also released a new image from Lower Decks featuring Lt. Commander Andy Billups and Ensign Rutherford.
Sheer’s Billups is the first major role for the show revealed since SDCC 2019. In addition to Cordero, the regular cast of Lower Decks includes Tawney Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner, Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler, and Noël Wells as Ensign Tendi. The senior officers include Captain Carol Freeman, voiced by Dawnn Lewis, Commander Jack Ransom, voiced by Jerry O’Connell, Lieutenant Shaxs, voiced by Fred Tatasciore and Doctor T’Ana, voiced by Gillian Vigman.
This will not be Scheer’s first brush with Star Trek. In 2011 Scheer cast Voyager star Kate Mulgrew in his Adult Swim police procedural spoof NTSF:SD:SUV::. The cast also included future Star Trek: Strange New Worlds star Rebecca Romijn and Voyager’s Robert Picardo as a guest star.
Lower Decks coming on August 6th
The new half-hour animated comedy series Star Trek: Lower Decks will premiere on Thursday, August 6 on CBS All Access. Following the premiere, new episodes of the series’ 10-episode first season will be available to stream weekly on Thursdays, exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S.
Lower Decks will also air on August 6th in Canada on CTV Sci-Fi Channel and be available to stream in Canada on Crave. It has not yet been announced where and when Lower Decks will be available outside of the USA and Canada.
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