What does “Downton Abbey” have in common with The CW’s futuristic “Tomorrow People”? Actor Dan Stevens.
Access Hollywood has learned that the British star will voice TIM, the computer featured in Robbie Amell’s new show.
The series follows Robbie’s Stephen character, a teenager, who discovers he has special abilities. The Tomorrow People, are what the group of outsiders with similar abilities, call themselves. They use TIM to help them out in various situations, including staying out of sight of an agency attempting to make them “normal.”
Another actor who has voiced an artificial intelligence character on TV is William Daniels, who was the voice of KITT on “Knight Rider.”
Other actors who have voiced other types of characters on the small screen include John Forsythe as Charlie on the original “Charlie’s Angels,” and Kristen Bell in “Gossip Girl.” (Kristen made a cameo on “GG” during the show’s series finale last year.)
Dan, who played Lady Mary’s husband, Matthew, departed “Downton Abbey” at the conclusion of Season 3.
Entertainment Weekly was first to report the casting.