Today, we received the news that Marvel Studios and Netflix has signed on Scott Buck as showrunner for the upcoming original series; Marvel’s Iron Fist! Buck is well known for his work on other television series Rome, Six Feet Under and — or course — Dexter, where he served as writer and showrunner.
“Scott came in with a take on Iron Fist that quite simply knocked us off our feet,” was the word from Head of Marvel Television and Executive Producer, 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.”
On the character of Iron Fist and what attracted him to the project, Buck had this to say; “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.”
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.
The character Iron Fist was created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane, and made his comic debut in Marvel Premiere #15, in May 1974. Created as a means to tap into the kung-fu/wuxia action film craze of the 70’s, Iron Fist quickly became a favorite among comic readers. Even after the decline of the kung-fu action film, his character and prolonged appeal has led numerous solo runs and even more team-based and crossover titles in the Marvel Universe.
Iron Fist will be the fourth Marvel based Netflix series to be released in the coming year, following the critically-acclaimed first seasons of Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Danny Rand will hit the scene not too long after Marvel’s Luke Cage is released, and just before all the heroes team up in the mini-series, Marvel’s The Defenders.
Now that Iron Fist has landed its showrunner, it is only a matter of time before the cast is selected. Until we uncover that mystery, stay plugged in to SE for more Comic Nook News as it develops.