'Star Trek: Lower Decks': Meet Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid and rest of the voice cast of new animated series
'Star Trek: Lower Decks' is set in the franchise's universe that tells the story of the support staff aboard an unimportant Starfleet ship
There's a new entry in the 'Star Trek' universe that will make you laugh your heart out. 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' is a new adult animated series set in the franchise's universe that's coming soon to CBS All Access. 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' tells the story of redshirts and other support crew members aboard one of the Starfleet's least important ships, the USS Cerritos. These guys may not be heroes along the lines of Captain Kirk (William Shatner) or Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) but their hilarious adventures are bound to bring a smile to your face.
So without further ado, let's meet the talented voice cast of this exciting new show:
Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner
Tawny Newsome is an American musician, comedian, and actress who will be playing the lead role of Ensign Beckett Mariner on the show. Newsome is best known for her role as Chelsea Leight-Leigh on 'Bajillion Dollar Propertie$'. Her character has been described as someone who is very good at her job but would rather get drunk and chill out instead.
Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler
Jack Quaid is an actor who made his debut in 'The Hunger Games'. He is the son of actors Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan and is best known for playing Hughie Campbell in the Prime Video superhero series 'The Boys'. His character Brad Boimler has been described as a stickler for the roles and Quaid himself has said he would "nail the written portion of the driving test with flying colors but once it actually got to him being in the car, it would be a complete and total disaster".
Noël Wells as Ensign Tendi
Wells is an actress, comedian, director, musician, and writer who has had major roles in 'Master of None' and 'Saturday Night Live'. On the show, she plays newbie Ensign Tendi who is a huge Starfleet fan and is the primary source through whom the audience is introduced to the setting.
Eugene Cordero as Ensign Rutherford
Cordero is an actor, writer, and comedian best known for his roles in 'Tacoma FD' and 'Other Space'. He voices Ensign Rutherford who works in engineering and has recently received a cyborg implant that he's still getting used to.
Dawnn Lewis as Captain Carol Freeman
Lewis is an actress, singer, voice actress, and songwriter best known for her appearance on the NBC sitcom 'A Different World'. She plays the capable captain of the USS Cerritos who unfortunately doesn't really get to do much.
Jerry O'Connell as First Officer Jack Ransom
O'Connell is an actor, director, and talk show host who has had major appearances on 'Sliders', 'Jerry Maguire', and 'Stand By Me'. His character, Jack Ransom, has been described as Star Trek: Next Generation's William Riker on speed and with less shame.
Want to know more? Check out this first look clip that was released for the series during [email protected] 2020.
'Star Trek: Lower Decks' will arrive on CBS All Access on August 6, 2020, and will consist of 10 episodes.