Star Trek: Lower Decks Ending After Fifth Season

This upcoming season will be the last for Star Trek: Lower Decks. Series creator Mike McMahan and executive producer Alex Kurtzman shared the news with the following letter to fans:

To the fans,

We wanted to let you know that this fall will be the fifth and final season of Star Trek: Lower Decks. While five seasons of any series these days seems like a miracle, it’s no exaggeration to say that every second we’ve spent making this show has been a dream come true. Our incredible cast, crew and artists have given you everything they have because they love the characters they play, they love the world we’ve built, and more than anything we all love love love Star Trek. We’re excited for the world to see our hilarious fifth season which we’re working on right now, and the good news is that all previous episodes will remain on Paramount+ so there is still so much to look forward to as we celebrate the Cerritos crew with a big send-off.

Finally, thank you for always being so creative and joyful, for filling convention halls and chanting
LOWER DECKS!” We remain hopeful that even beyond Season 5, Mariner, Boimler, Tendi, Rutherford and the whole Cerritos crew will live on with new adventures.

Mike McMahan and Alex Kurtzman

Star Trek: Lower Decks focuses on the crew members who work on the lower decks of one of the least important ships in Starfleet. It focuses on characters including Beckett Mariner, voiced by Tawny Newsome; Brad Boimler, voiced by Jack Quaid; D’Vana Tendi, voiced by Noël Wells; and Sam Rutherford, voiced by Eugene Cordero. It does include the bridge crew of the Cerritos as well. They include Captain Carol Freeman, voiced by Dawnn Lewis; Commander Jack Ransom, voiced by Jerry O’Connell; and Doctor T’Ana, voiced by Gillian Vigman.

The first four seasons are currently streamed on Paramount+. The final season is set to stream later this year. produced by CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Studios’ animation arm; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Executive producers include Alex Kurtzman, Mike McMahan, Aaron Baiers, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth. Titmouse, the Emmy Award-winning independent animation production company, serves as the animation studio for the series.

What do you think of Star Trek: Lower Decks ending its run after its fifth season? Do you think it should get more? Should it get a movie? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!