'Dexter' showrunner to helm 'Iron Fist' for Marvel/Netflix
The announcement that "Dexter" showrunner Scott Buck will be helming the series could mean that "Iron Fist" is moving ahead as scheduled. Buck worked on "Dexter" for four years, and previously worked on "Rome", "Six Feet Under", and "Nikki".
Marvel TV president Jeph Loeb commented on the addition of Scott Buck today saying:
"Scott came in with a take on Iron Fist that quite simply knocked us off our feet... 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.
As for when "Iron Fist" will air, "Daredevil" season two has wrapped filming and should debut in April of 2016. "Luke Cage" is about the finish filming it's first season, which means it should air in November of 2016. By that timeline, "Iron Fist" will either air in April or November of 2017. If "Jessica Jones" doesn't get an immediate season two renewal, it's possible "Iron Fist" would air in April 2017 and "The Defenders" would air in November of 2017.
Check out the official synopsis for "Iron Fist" below:
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.”
"Iron Fist" is in early development and will air on exclusively on Netflix.