An actor whose departure from "Downton Abbey" was mourned by fans of the historical drama has landed a new TV job. EW.com’s Inside TV reports that Dan Stevens, who played Matthew Crawley on "Abbey," will resurface — in voice form, anyway — in an iconic role on the CW.
Stevens will voice the character of a computer called TIM on "Tomorrow People," a drama produced by Greg Berlanti, the story says. The computer’s character was first created in the 1970s U.K. version of the TV show and voiced by Philip Gilbert, the story says.
The report notes: "Stevens, who will next be seen alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘The Fifth Estate,’ is far from the first actor to be heard-but-not-seen on a TV series. Kristen Bell was the voice of ‘Gossip Girl’ for six seasons, Bob Saget has been the voice of Future Ted on ‘How I Met Your Mother’ for going on nine seasons, and Ron Howard acted as the uncredited narrator of ‘Arrested Development’ during the show’s run."
"Tomorrow People" debuts Oct. 9.