Titans: Chella Man cast as Jericho in DC Universe series

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The casting for Titans is beginning roll out as there is a new addition to the Deathstroke family, the son, Jericho.

You had some of the heroes on the line-up, now it’s time for the villains to get cast. It appears that rumors of the Deathstroke and his children coming to the family business is true as Jericho has been cast on DC Universe’s Titans. Coming off the heels of Deathstroke’s casting of Esai Morales, Chella Man has signed on to play the role of Joseph Wilson A.K.A Jericho on DC’s live-action original series.

A student at New York University, Man, is a model with quite the social-media following. Reported to have over 173,000 subscribers and 2.5 million views on YouTube, as informed exclusively on Deadline, the Chinese and practicing Jewish model has made contributions in his writing of several blogs including Condé Nast’s “Them.” Mann, who has difficulties in hearing is also described as ‘Gender queer,’ being transgender and is an advocate for gender, identity, race, and disabilities. For the character description of Jericho on Titans it stated:

"“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.”"

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Created by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, Jericho first appeared in Tales of the Titans No.43 and was initially a superhero and a member of the Teen Titans. He is the youngest son of Deathstroke the Terminator or better known by his civilian name, Slade Wilson. He has a brother, Grant, who became the first Ravager and a half-sister, Rose, who had later taken on that mantle.

Joseph is most famous for The Judas Contract storyline, which it seems DC’s Titans are alluding to.

Jericho has appeared in cartoons such as Teen Titans, direct-to-video animated film Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, video games most known for a loosely adapted, fairly grounded, sinister and ‘Ravager’ inspired depiction of the character portrayed in live-action on The CW series Arrow by Liam Hall.

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Titans stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Lindsey Gort, Alan Ritchson, Minka Kelly, Ryan Potter, Dwain Murphy, Jake Michaels, April Bowlby and Bruno Bichir. Geoff Johns, Akiva Goldsman and Greg Berlanti write the series. Johns, Goldsman, Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Greg Walker and John Fawcett are executive producers. Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions are producing the series, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Titans season one is currently on DC Universe and streaming worldwide on Netflix.