Disney Channel’s Chelsea Zhang joins DC Universe’s Titans
Deadline has brought word that the upcoming second season of the hit DC Universe series Titans has continued expanding its cast and superhero roster with the addition of Disney Channel star Chelsea T. Zhang in the series regular role of Rose Wilson aka The Ravager.
Created by Marv Wolfman and Art Nichols, Wilson is the daughter of Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke and has acted as both an enemy to and member of the Teen Titans since her comic debut in 1992. Though Ravager has appeared in various TV shows and animated films, including Summer Glau’s role in the second season of The CW’s Arrow, Zhang’s portrayal of Wilson will mark the live-action debut for Slade’s biological daughter.
Zhang, known for starring in the Disney Channel series Andi Mack and will next star in the Netflix adaptation of the graphic novel Daybreak, joins the previously cast Esai Morales (Ozark) as Deathstroke and Chella Man as Joseph Wilson, aka Jericho, the mute son of Slade and brother of Rose.
Rose’s character bio reads as follows: “Daughter of the deadly assassin, Deathstroke, Rose Wilson was forced to undergo the same procedure that granted her father nearly superhuman abilities, becoming a weapon known as Ravager. Ever resentful, she seeks out the Titans not only for their protection but to get back at her father. Knowing how dangerous it is to be the offspring of their deadliest foe, the Titans take her in but that doesn’t necessarily mean they trust her.”
Titans follows a group of 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.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) as Dick Grayson/Robin, Teagan Croft (Home and Away) as Raven, Anna Diop (24: Legacy) as Koriand’r/Starfire, Alan Ritchson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) & Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) as Hawk and Dove, Bruno Bichir as Dr. Niles Caulder, and Lindsey Gort as Police Detective Amy Rohrbach.
From Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Titans is one of the all-new exclusive original live-action series coming soon to DC UNIVERSE. It comes from executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.
In the action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven and many others. Fans can expect the series to be a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever.
Titans is available to stream exclusively on DC Universe.