Star Trek: Lower Decks, the half-hour animated comedy series that takes place on a starship’s, well, lower decks – is staying on Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service in the UK, where Season 3 will air.
This means Lower Decks won’t join the rest of the Star Trek universe on Paramount+ UK, even though the US version of Paramount+ is the official home of every Star Trek series.
Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 3 is set to premiere in the US on Thursday, August 25, but UK fans won’t have to wait long.
Amazon confirmed to us that Season 3 will premiere in the UK on Friday, August 26 – just one day after the US.
New episodes will then be added weekly, one day after their US airing.
Seasons 1 and 2 of Star Trek: Lower Decks are already available on Prime Video, and will remain there for the foreseeable future.
Star Trek: Lower Decks was created by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites). It follows the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the USS Cerritos, in 2380, who must keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.
The Starfleet crew residing in the lower decks of the U.S.S. Cerritos includes Ensign Beckett Mariner, voiced by Tawny Newsome; Ensign Brad Boimler, voiced by Jack Quaid; Ensign Tendi, voiced by Noël Wells; and Ensign Rutherford, voiced by Eugene Cordero.
The Starfleet characters that comprise the U.S.S. Cerritos’ bridge crew include Captain Carol Freeman, voiced by Dawnn Lewis; Commander Jack Ransom, voiced by Jerry O’Connell; and Doctor T’Ana, voiced by Gillian Vigman.
Season 3 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.
How To Watch Star Trek: Lower Decks
Although most of the Star Trek franchise – series and films – is available on Paramount+ in the UK, two shows have remained with Prime Video: Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Lower Decks.
Season 3 of Picard is expected to air sometime in 2023, and will most likely remain on Prime Video in the UK as well.
Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 3 will premiere in the UK on August 26, 2022, with the two first seasons already available on the service.
Prime Video (see our full review of it), the streaming service from Amazon, has a big library of on-demand movies, TV programmes and original productions.
You can watch it on almost every streaming device and Smart TV in the UK, as most of them already have the Prime Video app.
You can subscribe to Prime Video by either getting an annual Amazon Prime subscription (which currently costs £79/year, but is going up in September) or with a stand-alone, monthly subscription.
If you’re not a member yet, you can get a free trial for 30 days, either to the full Amazon Prime service, or just for Prime Video.
It’s interesting to note that it was recently announced that another popular Star Trek series – Strange New Worlds – is going to feature a crossover episode with Lower Decks in its upcoming Second Season (yes, even though one is animated and one is live-action).
This will create a unique situation, where one series – Strange New Worlds – is on Paramount+ in the UK, while the other one – Lower Decks – is on Prime Video.
So fans who want to follow both shows, will have to subscribe to two separate streaming services.