Season 3 of 'Star Trek: Lower Decks': Release Date, Cast, Trailer, and Everything You Need to Know

Season 3 of 'Star Trek: Lower Decks': Release Date, Cast, Trailer, and Everything You Need to Know ...

The critically acclaimed first season finale of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will be released in July 2022, indicating that the popular Star Trek franchise is taking a break from streaming. Even though popular animated series like Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard have never been shown before, Lower Decks remains the franchise's most popular offering.

Lower Decks has earned the title of the Animated Series' most prestigious award, due to its creator, who gives the series its funny twist. The series will run simultaneously with the events of 2002'sStar Trek: Nemesis, offering a fresh perspective on the world of the 24th century, primarily through the viewpoint of those who have the worst jobs on a cutting-edge spaceship.

Fans of Star Trek: Lower Decks have the chance to look at this expansive brand through the often ignored prism of humor thanks to the lower deckers' cheeky and funny wit as they deal with all the difficulties that come with being in positions low. Here's all we know about Season 3 of Star Trek: Lower Decks.

When and Where Will Star Trek: Lower Decks Be Released?

On Thursday, August 25, 2022, the third season of the original Star Trek half-hour animated comedy series will launch exclusively on Paramount+. The remaining nine episodes of the 10-episode season will then be released weekly on Thursdays.

Paramount+ released a brand-new poster with the striking visual of Ensign Rutherford shooting blue and pink light. Above all else, the USS Cerritos is in an encounter with a Klingon Bird of Prey, much like Season 2's key art for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

Is There a Season 3 Trailer for Star Trek: Lower Decks?

At the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con, Paramount+ presented the new trailer for Season 3 of Lower Decks. When we last saw them, things were looking a little grim for the USS Cerritos crew on Lower Decks, with the shocking arrest of Captain Freeman for a crime she did not commit, marking the shocking conclusion of Season 2.

The recently released teaser teases a slew of strange and incredible events to follow when Lower Decks returns, and as always, the lower deck crew members engage in some rather hysterical behaviors while completing the tedious tasks and grunt work that come with being an Ensign in Starfleet. The most intriguing connection to a new chapter in Star Trek history, Deep Space Nine, is revealed in the teaser's conclusion, much to the delight of many fans.

Who Is in the Cast of Star Trek: Lower Decks?

The cast of Star Trek: Lower Decks includes members of the USS Cerritos lower deckers, including Tawny Newsome (Space Force) as Ensign Brad Boimler, Noel Wells (Craig of the Creek) as Ensign Tendi, and Eugene Cordero (Loki) as Captain T'Ana, who is also played by Gillian Vigman (Roswell, New Mexico) who is also the ship's bridge manager.

What Is Star Trek: Lower Decks About?

Star Trek: Lower Decks is set during the late 24th century when Earth is a member of the United Federation of Planets, which is also a military and exploration organization. Unlike other Star Trek series, where the main protagonists are mostly starship captains or other senior officers, the lower deckers are put to the test in Season 3 of Star Trek: Lower Decks as they continue to assist civilizations and new life while maintaining their appearance.

According to McMahan, the third season would make the first moves toward promoting the lower deckers, illustrating how they all take different paths to develop into the characters he intended them to be by the end of the show. In the initial episodes of the season, Brad Boimler will lead him down a new path, and the mystery surrounding Sam Rutherford's cyborg implant will continue.

What Happened to the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Crossover?

Paramount+ announced a significant crossover between Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Star Trek: Lower Decks during the Star Trek Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con. As previously shown in The Boys' episode "Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed," the actor who plays Captain Christopher Pike will accompany the USS Enterprise in this special episode.

Henry Alonso Myers, the showrunner of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, discussed how this unexpected crossover happened. According to Alonso Myers, the entire Strange New Worlds writing staff is huge Lower Decks enthusiasts. Quite shortly after, Alex Kurtzman reached out to Myers and suggested that they collaborate with Lower Decks, resulting in one of the most exciting crossovers fans can look forward to.

Is There a Deep Space Nine Character in Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 3?

With the release of the third season of Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine will finally get its long-overdue comeback. Deep Space Nine was the fourth installment of the Star Trek television series and had its premiere in 1993. The trailer revealed that the famous deep-space station will be visited once more by the animated series, which will include more than a brief appearance.

"It's a really nice episode, Mike McMahan said, and then we go into Deep Space Nine, where we will explore the promenade, enjoy the Cardassian architecture, and you might see some friendly faces in there." McMahan added: "It's a great episode."

The teaser below gives viewers only a brief glimpse of the station, leaving room for unexpected appearances.

Is Season 3 of Star Trek: Lower Decks the Last Season?

No, the fourth season of Lower Decks was announced in January 2022 and is expected to premiere in 2023. By April, the writing had begun, and voice recording began in June, with Newsome recording voiceovers for the season while she was doing additional dialogue recording for the third season. The fourth season, which will also have ten episodes, will launch on the streaming platform Paramount+, similar to all previous seasons.