'Downton Abbey' star Dan Stevens cast as computer voice on 'The Tomorrow People'

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the-tomorrow-people-dan-stevens-downton-abbey-tim-voice-pbs.jpg "The Tomorrow People" has found the voice of its all-important computer, TIM. And that voice belongs to Dan Stevens.

Stevens, best-known for playing the role of Matthew Crawley on "Downton Abbey," will not actually be seen on "The Tomorrow People." Instead, EW.com reports that he will provide the voice for TIM, a biological, artificial-intelligence computer that works with the Tomorrow People.

An important part of the original British series as well, TIM was voiced by Canadian actor Philip Gilbert in the 1970s. Although the main characters on the show are gifted with super-human evolutionary traits like telepathy and teleportation, TIM was always necessary to provide information about what was actually going on.

Although a central figure on "Downton Abbey" in previous season's, the sudden and unexpected death of Matthew Crawley in the last aired episode of that show has freed Stevens to work on other projects. In addition to "The Tomorrow People," Stevens will co-star with Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Fifth Estate."

"The Tomorrow People" premieres Wednesday, Oct. 9 on The CW.

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