Colman Domingo is entering the Batcave. The actor, who is in the Oscars race thanks to his work in civil rights drama Rustin, will voice Batman in the Spotify limited series The Riddler: Secrets In The Dark.
Comedian Hasan Minhaj stars in Secrets in the Dark, which comes after Minhaj voiced the Batman villain in Spotify’s Batman: Unburied. The new series, which bows Oct. 10, forces Batman to team with Edward Nygma (The Riddler) to stop a mysterious vigilante who is killing Gotham’s villains — including The Riddler. Winston Duke previously voiced Batman in Batman Unburied.
The cast of Secrets in the Dark also includes Gina Rodriguez as Barbara Gordon, Calum Worthy as The Messenger, Hannah Simone as Nadira, Peyton Crim as Killer Croc, Jim Pirri as Arnold Flass, Jason Isaacs as Alfred, Ashly Burch as Vicki Vale, Hugh Scott as Calendar Man, Bri Giger as Summer Gleeson, Aflamu Johnson as King Tut and Amy Argyle as Bat-Tech.
The news come a week after Minhaj made headlines after a New Yorker article claimed that he embellished, or in some cases, fabricated, key details from his stand-up routines. (He responded with a statement, which read in part, “I use the tools of standup comedy — hyperbole, changing names and locations, and compressing timelines to tell entertaining stories.”)
Domingo won an Emmy last year for his guest actor work on HBO’s Euphoria, and voiced Unicron in this summer’s Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. Rustin, in which he plays civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, debuted at Telluride last month, and is due out on Netflix on Nov. 17.
Spotify is building out its roster of Warner Bros./DC audio series, with Harley Quinn and The Joker: Sound Mind the most recent addition. Executive producers on The Riddler: Secrets In The Dark are David S. Goyer, Keith Levine and Gracie Wheelan for Phantom Four.