Following the news that DC’s Titans has cast Esai Morales as supervillain Deathstroke, the show has now announced that it has also found his son.
Artist and social media influencer Chella Man has been cast in the role of Deathstroke’s son Jericho Wilson, a character that was created for the DC Comics universe in Tales Of The Teen Titans #43 by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez.
The character of Jericho is described as follows: “Son of the infamous DC villain Deathstroke (played by Esai Morales), Joseph Wilson is the Titan known as Jericho. Mute after his father failed to rescue him from having his vocal cords severed by assassins, Jericho has the unique ability to possess anyone just by making eye contact. This gentle natured yet proud hero has proven himself a formidable Titan.”
The series will see Man make his acting debut. On social media, Man has slowly gained a following through posting candid videos, blogs and art about his gender transition, and his experiences being deaf, genderqueer, Chinese and Jewish.
The Titans cast is made up of Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson/Robin, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove and Lindsey Gort as police detective Amy Rohrbach.
Read the synopsis for the series here:
Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.
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