At least two Star Trek animated series in the works

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CBS already announced plans for an animated comedy series set within the Star Trek universe entitled Lower Decks, and now it seems like another animated series – and perhaps one specifically for kids – could be on the cards. Read on for all the details.

Alex Kurtzman, who is bossing the Star Trek output over at CBS, told The Hollywood Reporter that a “minimum of two” animated Trek projects are in the works. This means there is at least one show in the works that isn’t Lower Decks, which comes to us from Rick & Morty alum Mike McMahan.

THR reports that some of Kurtzman’s plans involve making shows for kids, although there aren’t any details about what the children-targetting show will cover. Kurtzman did say this, though:

“There’s other animated things that we’re building that are an entirely different perspective and an entirely different tone [from Lower Decks]. 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?”

Kurtzman also said this:

“Our goal is to not only expand the definition of Star Trek and what has qualified as traditional Star Trek, but also to tell stories that are both self-contained in a very short period of time that also connect to the larger picture of what we’re doing, not only in Discovery but in the world building of Trek in general.”

Additionally, the CBS All Acess streaming service has ordered two more episodes of Star Trek: Short Treks, both of which are expected to be animated.

As we hear more, we’ll let you know.

The Hollywood Reporter