UPDATE: Marvel Reportedly Hires Scott Buck As IRON FIST Showrunner For Netflix Drama

UPDATE: Marvel Reportedly Hires Scott Buck As IRON FIST Showrunner For Netflix Drama

<font color="red">UPDATE:</font> Marvel Reportedly Hires Scott Buck As IRON FIST Showrunner For Netflix Drama

The last of The Defenders just (reportedly) secured a showrunner for his debut Netflix drama. Could casting for Iron Fist soon follow? Just how deep will the series dive into the mystical backstory of K'un-Lun and Danny Rand's predecessors? Check it out. CONFIRMED

According to Comicbook.com, development on Marvel and Netflix's Iron Fist just took a giant step forward with the hire of Scott Buck as executive producer.  Buck is mostly known for serving as executive producer on Dexter and producer on Six Feet Under.  Iron Fist is the last solo series to debut as part of the collaboration between Marvel and Netflix that was originally announced back in November 2013.  Daredevil season one premiered April 2015, followed by Jessica Jones in November 2015.  Daredevil season 2 premieres Spring 2015, and will be followed later in the year by Luke Cage's solo series.  Theoretically, Iron Fist could premiere in early 2017, followed by The Defenders mini-series.

While we wait on official word from Marvel, take this as an opportunity to throw out casting suggestions in the comment section below.  Of course, who's to say Marvel doesn't already have their Iron Fist

 

CONFIRMED: Marvel has officially confirmed that Scott Buck (DexterSix Feet Under) will indeed serve as showrunner and executive producer on the upcoming Iron Fist series on Netflix. "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 in the press release. "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."

Buck seems very excited to tackle this character's live-action debut: "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."

They've also given us an official synopsis for the show.

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. “Marvel’s Iron Fist” is the fourth series as part of an overall deal between Marvel Television and Netflix, which has already released the critically-acclaimed first seasons of “Marvel’s Daredevil” and “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” with “Marvel’s Luke Cage” premiering in 2016. All four heroes will then unite in the mini-series event “Marvel’s The Defenders.” 
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