A win for diversity
The 19-year-old will make his acting debut on the second season of the show, which follows a group of young superheroes famously known as the ‘Teen Titans’.
Man, who is also a person of color, previously tweeted about his excitement for the role.
It is UNREAL to announce I will be making my acting debut as Jericho on Season 2 Titans!
As a trans, Deaf, Jewish POC, I have always reminded myself of the power in my differences.
It’s a dream come true as I will now be able to showcase this power on the Titans. pic.twitter.com/9Lq47dYr0L
— CHELLA MAN (@chellamanart) March 19, 2019
In the comics, ‘Jerico’ is the son of the villain Deathstroke who was rendered mute after assassins cut his vocal chords. He uses sign language to communicate and can control anyone by simply making eye contact.
Production for ‘Titans’ is scheduled to begin next month.