In April, we got a brief teaser for the next season of Star Trek: Lower Decks—one that suggested the upcoming third season is going to involve some spaceship-stealing hijinks. Now, Paramount has announced the premiere date for that season, and released a piece of key art that will definitely look familiar to Trek fans.
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For season three, it seems Lower Decks is going in a Star Trek III: The Search for Spock kind of direction. (Or at least the art is.) Only the tiniest summary has been shared: “Season three of Star Trek: Lower Decks challenges the U.S.S. Cerritos ensigns in (hilarious) ways they could never imagine, starting with a shocking resolution for season two’s epic cliffhanger finale.”
Said finale involved Cerritos Captain Carol Freeman (Dawnn Lewis) getting arrested for something she definitely didn’t do. In the first teaser, Mariner (Tawny Newsome) and her friends decide to try to rescue the captain—who is also, of course, Mariner’s mom—and steal the ship. Absolutely nothing will go wrong with that plan, right?
A brief clip from the upcoming season was recently shown on The Ready Room. It features a lot of future raisins.
Lower Decks premieres on Thursday, August 25th on Paramount+.