April 5, 2021

Paramount+ announced today that Star Trek: Lower Decks has been renewed for a third season. The pickup is an early one, coming well ahead of the animated comedy's sophomore run, which is slated for this summer.

The series, which premiered with a two-season order last year on CBS All Access, is the first animated entry in the franchise in over 40 years; the only other being 1973's "Star Trek: The Animated Series". Critics have generally enjoyed the show, noting its comedic approach offers a fun, albeit safe, take on the Star Trek universe.

Star Trek: Lower Decks follows the U.S.S. Cerritos, one of Starfleet's least important ships. Residing in its lower decks are the support crew who strive to keep up with their duties and their social lives while the ship is being hit by any number of anomalies.