Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Which ‘Different World’ Actor Would Dawnn Lewis Put on ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks?’ | WATCH

*Hey there Trekkies, the second season of Star Trek: Lower Deck has made its way to Paramount+!

Episodes were renewed ahead of season threes release date. Developed by Emmy Award-winner Mike McMahan (“Rick and Morty,” “Solar Opposites”), the animated comedy series focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. This season centers around the Starfleet support crew.

“A Different World” alum Dawnn Lewis plays Captain Freeman, an ethical, intelligent, and adventurous leader who cares about protecting her team and upholding Starfleet ideals while balancing her relationship with Beckett Mariner (Tawny Newsome) her rebellious daughter.

EUR correspondent Ty Cole spoke to Lewis about the mother-daughter dynamic, “A Different World” alumni, and more.

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“Strange Energies” — Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner and Dawnn Lewis as Captain Carol Freeman of the U.S.S Cerritos of the Paramount+ series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Photo: PARAMOUNT+ ©2021 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved **Best Possible Screen Grab**

Cole: How will the dynamic between Freeman and Beckett grow this season?

Lewis: Beckett Mariner showing up on the ship created a shift in Freeman’s workspace and after being exposed as her mother, it created a space for them to try and do better…[Neither one of the] characters want to always be at odds with each other, so this is an opportunity for things to change.

Cole: What alumni from “A Different World” would you love to see appear on this series?

Lewis: Rest his soul, but I would’ve loved to see Lou Myers appear on the show. I would’ve loved to see Mr. Gaines in the commissary on the Starship or running the Starship nightclub.

Pictured: Marina Sirtis as Commander Deanna Troi, Jonathan Frakes as Captain William T. Riker and Dawnn Lewis as Captain Freeman of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. Photo Cr: Best Possible Screen Grab CBS 2020 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Cole: What can fans expect this season?

Lewis: The animation is mind-blowing in this series – from the soundtrack to the attention-to-detail. You’re going to see a lot of battles and interpersonal changes with the characters as they’re on a journey to find themselves. We’re starting to pull back more layers this season and it’s such a good time.

All aboard “Star Trek: Lower Decks” currently streaming on Paramount+ with new episodes airing every Thursday!

Ty Cole
Ty Cole is an Award-winning Entertainment Reporter based in New York City. With over four years of professional experience, he has worked with many publications and created solid relationships with numerous media professionals in the space. He has covered an array of A-list red carpets for major networks including WE-TV, BET, Freeform, VH1, TV One, Lifetime, ABC, The Oscars, and more.




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