After the big Picard reveal, Paramount+ continued the Comic-Con Star Trek Universe event in Hall H with a Lower Decks panel featuring the cast and creator. This including revealing the full official trailer for the upcoming third season and some new posters.
Paramount+ today debuted the official trailer for season 3 of its original animated comedy series, Star Trek: Lower Decks. The trailer was introduced by series creator Mike McMahan during the Star Trek Universe panel.
Season 3 is a gamechanger
According to Paramount+, season three “challenges the U.S.S. Cerritos ensigns in (hilarious) ways they could never imagine, starting with a shocking resolution for season two’s epic cliffhanger finale.”
Ahead of the panel, McMahan told EW the cliffhanger changed the show:
It changes the game that’s happening where the crew of the Cerritos see themselves differently, and others see them differently in a way that changes the tone of the show in season 3. You’ll see pretty quickly by the end of the second episode, each of our leads has a new personal mission. Sometimes it’s helpful and sometimes it’s less than pleasant, but it all stems from the first couple episodes—coming back, changing the game of the show.
Returning for season 3 are the four “lower decks” ensigns of the U.S.S. Cerritos: Ensign Beckett Mariner, voiced by Tawny Newsome; Ensign Brad Boimler, voiced by Jack Quaid; Ensign Tendi, voiced by Noël Wells; and Ensign Rutherford, voiced by Eugene Cordero. The U.S.S. Cerritos’ bridge crew includes Captain Carol Freeman, voiced by Dawnn Lewis; Commander Jack Ransom, voiced by Jerry O’Connell; and Doctor T’Ana, voiced by Gillian Vigman.
All-new character portraits featuring the Lower Decks ensigns—Mariner, Boimler, Tendi and Rutherford—also made their debut during the panel.
There is a lot to unpack from that extended preview, so keep an eye out for TrekMovie’s usual deep dive analysis soon. But one of the new characters has been revealed in an exclusive with EW, Mike McMahan introduces K’Ranch, a new alien inspired by Tosk from Deep Space Nine. McMahan says:
The Lower Decks artists who designed K’ranch wanted to make a cool, badass-looking alien that also fits into the funny look of Lower Decks, that also kind of looks like it fits into Star Trek, but is also using animation. I love that we can have Romulans and we can have Andorians, but then we can also have these Kromsapiods that are all inhabiting the same galaxy.”
Coming August 25
The third season of Lower Decks arrives on Thursday, August 25, and streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Latin America and is distributed concurrently by Paramount Global Content Distribution on Amazon Prime Video in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Japan, India and more and in Canada, airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave.
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