The DC Universe series announced that Chella Man, a transgender activist will join Titans 2nd season as Joseph Wilson (Jericho), Deathstroke’s metahuman son who has the ability to possess anyone he makes eye contact with. In real life Chella Man is deaf and his new character was rendered mute after a fateful accident and communicates via ASL or by using the voices of those he’s taken hold of.
the deaf, trans and asian actor and activist, CHELLA MAN, has been casted as jericho in titans season 2. THIS IS AMAZING. I AM SO HAPPY. pic.twitter.com/e6DZGz9LoD
— kaz. (@galensdeathstar) March 19, 2019
With over 200,000 followers on Instagram, Chella is self-proclaimed genderqueer and a deaf artist and his stories have been featured in i-D Magazine, Vice and Conde Nast’s LGBTQ platform. Man is a YouTuber and shares his journey with gender dysphoria and gender transition.
According to DC, Jericho will be an ally of sorts to the team as they face off against his murderous father. Also, there is a chance that, like his comics counterpart, he’ll be bisexual when he’s introduced to the show.
Fans congratulated Chella on acquiring the role.
— tyler oakley (@tyleroakley) March 19, 2019
WELCOME TO THE DCU
— Kory, Wanda & Carol Are Bi (@AndersMaximoff) March 19, 2019
@chellamanart is gonna be on titans and it honestly feels like a dream?? I’ve followed them for so long and I feel like a proud mother bc I’m so excited for him!
— brey (@gaymagik) March 19, 2019
This is AMAZING.
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) March 19, 2019
so much love ! Thank you. 💌 https://t.co/BlL3wY3zFu
— CHELLA MAN (@chellamanart) March 19, 2019