Lower Decks Season 4: Latest Info!
Star Trek: Lower Decks’ fourth season covers the numerous missions and experiences of the “lower deckers” (low-ranking officers with menial occupations) on the USS Cerritos, one of Starfleet’s least important starships. The season is produced by CBS Eye Animation Productions in collaboration with Secret Hideout, Important Science, Roddenberry Entertainment, and animation studio Titmouse, with showrunner Mike McMahan and supervising director Barry J. Kelly.
Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noel Wells, and Eugene Cordero play the Cerritos’ lower deck crew members, while Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O’Connell, Fred Tatasciore, and Gillian Vigman play the ship’s senior officers. Lower Decks’ fourth season has been ordered for January 2022. Writing began in April, and voice recording began in June.
The season will release on the streaming service Paramount+ and will consist of ten episodes.
Tawny Newsome plays Beckett Mariner, Jack Quaid in the role of Brad Boiler, Noel Wells in the role of D’Vana Tendi, Eugene Cordero in the role of Sam Rutherford, Dawnn Lewis in the role of Carol Freeman, Jerry O’Connell in the role of Jack Ransom, Shaxs is played by Fred Tatasciore.
T’Ana is played by Gillian Vigman. Paul Scheer is in the role of Andy Billups, and Kayshon is played by Carl Tart.
Development and Writing
When it announced season renewals for the other Star Trek Universe programs in January 2022, Paramount+ commissioned a 10-episode fourth season of Star Trek: Lower Decks. Writing for the season began in April of that year and was essentially finished by September.
McMahan stated that the writers were attempting to apply those types of ideas to the entire fourth season after the popularity of the second-season episode “we Duj,” which had a different format than prior episodes of the series.
He later stated that the season would include a continuation of the third-season episode “A Mathematically Perfect Redemption,” in which the narcissistic Lexicomp Peanut Hamper meets the evil computer AGIMUS.
Casting and Voice Recording
Tawny Newsome as Beckett Mariner, Jack Quaid as Brad Boimler, Nol Wells as D’Vana Tendi, and Eugene Cordero as Sam Rutherford star in the series, as do the ship’s bridge crew, who believe “the show is about them, but it’s not”—Dawnn Lewis as Captain Carol Freeman, Jerry O’Connell as first officer Commander Jack Ransom, Fred Tatasciore as security By June 2022, Newsome had begun recording voice overs for the season, as well as extra dialogue recording (ADR) for the third season.
McMahan did not expect the positive fan reaction to second-season guest star Gabrielle Ruiz’s T’Lyn when working on the third season, so she only has a small role there, but he hoped to explore her further in future seasons; he later described the fourth season as going in a different direction “to the town of T’lyn I’m curious what she’s up to.”
Animation and Design
Titmouse, an independent animation studio, supplies the series’ animation, with Barry J. Kelly serving as supervising director for the season. [Citation required] In mid-July 2022, the art team was about to begin work on the season. The animation style is similar to that of “prime time animated comedy” series like The Simpsons, but with more detailed backdrops and environments than is typical of prime time animation.
The season will air on Paramount+ in the United States and will consist of ten episodes. Each episode will be televised in Canada by Bell Media on specialty channels CTV Sci-Fi Channel (English) and Z (French) on the same day that it is released in the United States, before being streamed on Crave. Several territories, including Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and India, have streaming rights to Prime Video.
The fourth season of Star Trek: Lower Decks has been ordered for January 2022. The season will consist of ten episodes and will be available on the streaming service Paramount+. Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noel Wells, and Eugene Cordero play members of the Cerritos crew. The ship’s senior officers are played by Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O’Connell, Fred Tatasciore, and Gillian Vigman.
It will be a ten-episode series that will air on Paramount+ in the United States and Prime Video in other markets. The animation technique is similar to that of “prime time animated comedy” series such as The Simpsons, but with more realistic backdrops and locations.