In June, CBS Television Studios announced that it had signed a five-year deal with Star Trek: Discovery co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman, who would develop a number of future records in the Utopian TV franchise. At that time they were reported to contain a soapier Starfleet Academy show from the creators of Gossip Girl and Marvel’s Runaways ; two limited series, including one based on The Wrath of Khan ; and an animated series. Today, the studio announced more details about the animated project: There will be an adult cartoon called Star Trek: Lower Decks Created by Rick and Morty Chief Author Mike McMahan
Described as a focus on “support staff serving on one of Starfleet’s smallest important ships”, the new series is from a seventh episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation where Action from senior staff (and stars of the show) is seen through the ship’s junior crew members. McMahan, in addition to being a “lifelong trekkie”, is the creator of the @ TNG_S8 parody Twitter account that represents a lively last season of Next Generation involving much by same schtick which will undoubtedly fill Lower Decks . (McMahan’s Twitter adventure was adapted to a book in 2015.) He has also written for Short Treks, the interim mini-episode series designed to expand the Star Trek: Discovery universe and hold the fans over until the show returns in January 2019. “Mike won our hearts with his first opinion:” I want to make a show about the people who put the yellow cartridge in the food replicator so that a banana can come out at the other end. “His cat’s name is richer. His son’s name is Sagan. The man is engaged,” Kurtzman said in a press release. “He is brilliantly funny and knows every inch of every Trek episode, and that’s his secret sauce: he writes with it clean, happy heart of a true fan. As we expand the world of & # 39; Draw & # 39; To fans of all ages, we are so excited to include Michael’s extraordinary voice. “
Lower Decks will be produced by CBS Television’s new animation arm CBS Eye Animation Productions. It is part of the Jean-Luc Picard sequel series, the study (and actor Patrick Stewart) was confirmed in the works back in August.
Although actual details are TBD, McMahan provides an insurance policy in the press release: “I promise not to add a section at the end that reveals the whole thing took place in an exercise program. “