As the Star Trek franchise continues to expand with all-new programming on the premium streaming service CBS All Access, the voyages where no one has gone before are looking to include more animated series.
Alex Kurtzman, who supervises the franchise on CBS All Access as well as serving as an executive producer on Star Trek: Discovery and the upcoming animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks, revealed that a second Star Trek animated series is currently in development.
"There's other animated things that we're building that are an entirely different perspective and an entirely different tone [than Lower Decks]," explained Kurtzman in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "What's exciting about it is not only looking at each animated series as what's the different tone, but what's the different technology we can apply to these things so that visually they're entirely different?"
Star Trek: Lower Decks was given a two-season order by CBS All Access this past October. The upcoming animated comedy is created by Ricky and Morty writer Mike McMahan.
"[Lower Decks] is totally different from anything we're doing on any of these other shows and we decided to tell that story and make those people the heroes," revealed Kurtzman about Lower Decks. "It's embracing and loving of all the tropes of Star Trek but it's never laughing at it."