Marvel’s latest Netflix series finally has someone in charge.
Following the success of Daredevil and Jessica Jones (plus the not-yet-released Luke Cage), Netflix and Marvel announced this week that former Dexter showrunner Scott Buck will take the helm of their fourth exclusive Marvel series, Iron Fist.
“Scott came in with a take on Iron Fist that quite simply knocked us off our feet,” said Marvel’s Jeph Loeb in a statement.
“We always look for the most creative minds in the field to help us bring our heroes to life, and with Scott we’ve found someone that can deliver yet another great series in the ongoing story of The Defenders.”
Iron Fist will tell the story of Daniel Rand, aka Iron Fist, as he battles crime in New York City with kung-fu and the power of the Iron Fist. The show is part of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, so expect tie-ins and cameos from Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and probably Luke Cage. It’s the fourth and final series in the initial agreement between Marvel and Netflix, and will conclude with the four heroes teaming up for a final mini-series called “Marvel’s The Defenders.”
Iron Fist will debut, along with Luke Cage, sometime in 2016.