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DC just announced the cast of Chella Man as Jericho in the second season of his hit teen series, [Titans] One is a deaf and transgender actor, artist and activist, and his addition as a silent bisexual hero Jericho is big news for comic fans who want to see a stronger representation on screen.
"As Deaf, trans-Jewish POC, I've always remembered the power of difference, "Man wrote yesterday," It's a dream come true, as I can now present that power on the Titan. "
-year-old NYU student identifies himself as a genderqueer and uses the pronouns "he" and "him." Titans is his first major acting role; he has been on YouTube with his videos, which provide insights into the transition, as well does Sign Language Signs found a considerable following.
This follows the recent news that DC will do this to introduce a transgender actress into their other television series, Supergirl ; Nia Nal will play Dreamer in the upcoming season four. "It only seems appropriate that we have a trans-superhero that Trans-Kids can look up to." Nal said at the Comic Con in San Diego when the role was announced. Jericho, aka Joseph Wilson, the son of the super villain Deathstroke (played by Esai Morales in season 2 of ) is in the comic story of DC Jericho: While Jericho is not deaf, communicates he was completely in sign language after his vocal cords were severed by assassins. He also has the power to control the bodies of other people in eye contact.
"This meek but proud hero has proved to be an impressive Titan," says the character description of Titans's producers .
Based on the comic Teen Titans, Titans is the first in a planned series of original shows in the DC Universe streaming service. It follows the adventures of Alien Starfire (Anna Diop), shapeshifter Beast Boy (Ryan Potter), Empath Raven (Teagan Croft) and former Batman buddy Robin (Brenton Thwaites). Together with Jericho Titans will include Superboy in the list of his young heroes in the second season.