Iron Fist Showrunner
By Drax Largo on December 7th, 2015
It looks like the Iron Fist TV series on Netflix is a go after all. Seems the Marvel brass have hired Dexter alum Scott Buck to serve as series showrunner. Good news, I guess, because for a while the rumor mill had the series being kiboshed by Marvel in favor of a Netflix Punisher series (something I still hope comes to pass).
“Scott came in with a take on Iron Fist that quite simply knocked us off our feet,” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “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.”
“I’ve always been drawn to writing complex, intriguing characters, and that’s what most excites me about the opportunity to bring Danny Rand and Iron Fist to life with Marvel on Netflix,” said Buck.
Not a whole lot is known about the series right now, with the exception of this vague synopsis:
Returning to New York City after being missing for years, Daniel Rand fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.
Yeah, we kinda figured that out already.
Anywhooo, still no word on casting, but I’m betting that will change very soon now that some sort of vision is in place for the project.