The showunner who led the final seasons of Showtime’s Dexter is taking on Iron Fist.
Writer-producer Scott Buck has been tapped by Marvel to lead its fourth Netflix series.
Buck wrote for HBO’s Six Feet Under and Rome and then led the final four seasons of Showtime’s Dexter (including co-writing its rather infamous series finale).
Marvel has been hunting for a showrunner for a while to tackle the kung-fu title and the studio’s head Jeph Loeb said Buck had the best pitch. “Scott came in with a take on Iron Fist that quite simply knocked us off our feet,” Loeb said. “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.”
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The official series description: “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.”
Iron Fist doesn’t have a premiere date yet, but Marvel’s Luke Cage will stream sometime in 2016. The four N.Y.C. heroes — Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist — will eventually unite in a Defenders mini-series.