Iron Fist will be back for another standalone season.
At Friday’s Comic-Con panel for the upcoming Marvel’s The Defenders event series, Netflix officially confirmed plans for another installment of Iron Fist as production will begin “soon.”
The fourth original series from Netflix and Marvel featured Finn Jones as Danny Rand a.k.a. Iron Fist, who returns to New York after a 15-year absence having been presumed dead. Jessica Henwick, Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Stroup, Ramón Rodríguez, Sacha Dhawan, Rosario Dawson, and David Wenham all costarred in the series, which debuted in March. The show landed poor reviews from critics, a first for the Marvel-Netflix series following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage.
“These shows are not made for critics; they are first and foremost made for the fans,” Jones, who previously starred on Game of Thrones, told Metro of the reviews. “I also think some of the reviews we saw were seeing the show through a very specific lens, and I think when the fans of the Marvel Netflix world and fans of the comic books view the show through the lens of just wanting to enjoy a superhero show, then they will really enjoy what they see.”
Jones might have been right: Netflix doesn’t release viewership data, but a third-party research firm reported that Iron Fist was the most-watched debut on the streaming service through its March premiere date.
During the panel at the San Diego fan expo, Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb hinted that Simone Missick, who played Misty Knight in Luke Cage, will make an appearance in Iron Fist season 2. That tease is significant for fans: in the comics, Misty and Iron Fist martial artist Colleen Wing, played in the show by Jessica Henwick, form a team called Daughters of the Dragon.
In addition to the Iron Fist renewal, Netflix also announced plans for a third season of Daredevil, which released its second season in March 2016. The streaming service also debuted footage from The Punisher, which is due this year.
The Defenders hits Netflix on Aug. 18.