There’s going to be a Star Trek animated series now


Star Trek fans are getting even more content with a new animated series from a Rick and Morty writer. Mike McMahan is set to write this comedy series for CBS.

Trekkies, get ready! Star Trek is getting its first ever comedy series! Set as an animated seriesStar Trek: Lower Decks is coming to us from Rick and Morty writer Mike McMahan. Following the Federation’s service crew on a not important vessel, the show will pinpoint those in the series that make everything work smoothly for our captain, science officers and more.

While the series might cause skepticism in a lot of Trek fans’ hearts, it comes from a place of love for McMahan. As he’s fan of the series, he just wants to bring light to the future of space exploration and follow those we rarely get to meet in the Trek world.

From Alex Kurtzman:

"[McMahan’s] cat’s name is Riker. His son’s name is Sagan. The man is committed. He’s brilliantly funny and knows every inch of every Trek episode, and that’s his secret sauce: he writes with the pure, joyful heart of a true fan. As we broaden the world of Trek to fans of all ages, we’re so excited to include Mike’s extraordinary voice."

Whatever fears fans can have over a comedy series poking fun at something like Star Trek, having someone like McMahan behind it shows that it comes from a place of love. So often comedy shows poking fun at cult classics come from people who do not understand why it is a cultural phenomenon.

Mike McMahan went on to talk about his lifelong love of Trek and that, even though it is going to be animated and a comedy series, it will still have the feeling of a Star Trek episode that we’ve come to associate with the series.

Star Trek: Lower Decks is the third Trek project to come to the streaming platform (following Star Trek: Discovery and the previously announced Sir Patrick Stewart show). It is going to be a Trekkie’s dream, and we can’t wait to see what McMahan does with the series.

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Culturess will have more news, reviews, and updates as we learn more about this Star Trek animated series coming to CBS All Access.