It is official. DC “Titans” is welcoming a new member into the family.
Transgender and deaf artist, Chella Man is set to join the cast of “Titans” as Jericho, also known as Joseph Wilson who is the son of the infamous supervillain Deathstroke.
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…SECRET’S OUT! It is UNREAL to finally announce I will be making my acting debut as Jericho on Season 2 of @titansnetflix with @thedcuniverse ! In the comics, the character has always used sign language, as his vocal cords severed by assassins. Jericho’s mysterious powers are activated by his gaze — if he locks eyes with people he can control their bodies. As a trans, Deaf, Jewish person of color, I have always reminded myself of the power in my differences. It is a dream come true, now, as I will be able to showcase this power on the Titans. HUGE thank you to all who have supported me throughout this process! Can’t wait for you all to see it! Photo: @maryvbenoit Art: @dccomics
First introduced in 1984’s “Tales of the Teen Titans #43”, the character has the ability to possess any being through eye contact.
Unfortunately, Jericho is deaf and uses sign language to communicate. This unfortunate event was caused due to Deathstroke’s failure of saving Jericho from having his vocal cords damaged by assassins.
Fortunately, unlike his murderous father, Jericho is a softie at heart. While his sexuality wasn’t explored much in the comics, his modern interpretation portrays him as bisexual.
Following DC’s announcement, Chella Man took to Instagram to express his excitement for the role, “As a trans, Deaf, Jewish person of colour, I have always reminded myself of the power in my differences.”
“It is a dream come true, now, as I will be able to showcase this power on Titans. HUGE thank you to all who have supported me throughout this process!”
Before landing on this role, Man gained popularity on YouTube for his journey transitioning from a woman to a man. To date, Man has over 214,987 subscribers on the platform.
In addition, Man was signed as a model to IMG, and has openly spoken about issues regarding gender, identity, race, and disability.