Star Trek: Lower Decks has already begun making season three.
Despite mixed reviews for the first season of the series, Star Trek: Lower Decks didn’t just get renewed for a second, but for a third season as well. The second season hasn’t even debuted yet, and the folks at ViacomCBS and Paramount+ have already put a rush out for the third season of the series.
Tawny Newsome, who lends her voice to the series lead Ensign Beckett Mariner, posted to her personal Instagram this week that she had returned to the studio to start recording her lines. In the caption of the Instagram post, you can see states clearly that this is the work on the third season of Lower Decks and not extra content for the second season.
The first season debuted in August of 2020, so it’s a fair thought to think season two will debut around that time as well.
Star Trek: Lower Decks divided fans.
Star Trek: Lower Decks wasn’t the smash-hit a lot of people were hoping it’d be, with humor that came across as far too crass considering the source material. It also relied too heavily on the Rick & Morty style of animation and even joke concept, making it more a clone than something original.
That was just one of the many issues fans had with the show.
There’s also a chance that seasons two and three are markedly better than the first season, but it seems unlikely. There’s also a chance that the third season is being expedited as it is to finish out the contractual obligation that Paramount+ has towards the show. With Prodigy set to debut soon, Paramount+ may not want to have two animated Star Trek series on the platform at once.
That’s just speculation but anything is possible. There have been no talks so far about the series getting a fourth season.