'Titans' Season 2: Here’s what you need to know about Jericho, the son of Deathstroke, who is set to join the show
In its second season, DC Universe's 'Titans' will be expanding the cast to include Deathstroke the Terminator (Esai Morales) along with his children, Ravager and Jericho.
The first season of ‘Titans’ introduced an ensemble cast of characters including Robin, Starfire, Raven, and Beast Boy along with a supporting cast comprising Donna Troy, new Robin Jason Todd, and the heroic duo Hawk and Dove. The show will further expand its cast in the second season with new additions Superboy, Aqualad, Ravager, and Jericho among others.
Among the new characters who are set to join the Titans, Jericho is probably the least well-known. That’s perfectly understandable as the son of Deathstroke isn’t someone who has popped up as often as Robin or Starfire in previous adaptations of the Teen Titans. In fact, if you’re not a big comic book fan, chances are that all you know about the young Titan is that he is the son of Deathstroke the Terminator but this character has more to him than meets the eye.
Jericho possesses the ability to take over the body of anyone he makes eye contact with. His powers are a result of the genetic experiments that were conducted on his father and make him a formidable foe. While in possession of a body, he can control all their voluntary motor functions and, if they are unconscious, use their voice to speak.
That last part is especially useful because Jericho, despite all his power, is mute. His vocal cords were partially severed by an enemy of his father’s and he must use sign language to communicate while he is in his own body. He is also one of the earliest queer characters to appear as part of a major DC superhero team.
Chella Man, the actor who will be portraying Jericho on the show, is a talented artist who is trans, genderqueer and deaf. According to HuffPost, Man is extremely excited to be playing the character on the show.
“Jericho’s primary mode of communication hits close to home,” Man said via email. “I rarely saw sign language authentically represented on screen growing up, so this incredible opportunity has made my heart soar.”
When the new season rolls in, Jericho and his sister Ravager are expected to join the team, probably to take out their father whom they both hate. With DIck Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) currently being mind-controlled by Raven’s demonic father Trigon (Seamus Dever), Jericho’s powers might hold the key to bringing everybody’s favorite Boy Wonder back to the side of the good guys. Whatever part he plays in the new season, we can’t wait to see this iconic Titan make his debut on the show.
Season 2 of ‘Titans’ is expected to debut on DC Universe in the Fall of 2019.