‘Star Trek: Lower Decks': Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells and Eugene Cordero to Star in Animated Series

Comic-Con: Half-hour show comes from “Rick & Morty” head writer Mike McMahan

Last Updated: July 20, 2019 @ 1:33 PM

Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells and Eugene Cordero have joined the cast of the new animated series “Star Trek: Lower Decks.” The announcement came during the show’s segment of the “Star Trek Universe” Hall H panel at Comic-Con 2019.

The half-hour series, from “Rick & Morty” head writer Mike McMahan, will focus on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships and will be the first production by CBS Eye Animation Productions, CBS Television Studios’ new animation arm.

Jerry O’Connell, Gillian Vigman, Fred Tatasciore and Dawnn Lewis have also joined the cast of the show.

The series will take place in the year 2380, right after the events of the 2002 movie “Star Trek: Nemesis,” show creator Mike McMahan told the crowd at Comic-Con.

Alex Kurtzman, who serves as the showrunner for “Star Trek: Discovery” and captains the “Trek” universe for CBS All Access, is on board under his Secret Hideout banner, as is Roddenberry Entertainment.

The show received a two-season order last October.

Cordero starred most recently in “Tacoma FD” and has also appeared in “Kong: Skull Island” and “The Kings of Summer.”

Wells is the writer, director and star of the indie “Mr. Roosevelt” and also appeared in “Master of None” and as a cast member on “SNL.”

Quaid stars on the new series “The Boys” and has also appeared in “The Hunger Games” movies.

Newsome is a sketch comedian who has appeared in episodes of “Brockmire.”

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