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Iron Fist Netflix show IS happening: Scott Buck appointed as showrunner

The future of Netflix's Iron Fist has been in doubt of late with rumours that Marvel had been unable to agree a direction for the show. There have been suggestions that with the casting of Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle in Daredevil season two, Iron Fist might even be replaced in favour of a Punisher show instead. Fortunately those rumours have now been squashed with the announcement that Scott Buck will be taking on the duties as showrunner when the series goes into development.

Scott Buck has written and produced on numerous shows, most notably Six Feet Under and Rome but perhaps his most high profile gig has been serving as showrunner on seasons 5-8 of Dexter. Yes, the not as good seasons, so that of that what you will...

Still, it is far too early to be guessing whether Iron Fist will be any good (and surely after Daredevil and Jessica Jones it has to be). After all, the series lead Danny Rand still needs to be cast - rumours that Ryan Phillippe might be up for the role were never confirmed...

On the appointment of Scott Buck as showrunner - and perhaps explaining why it took so long to 'get it right' - Marvel television boss Jeph Loeb said:

"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." - Marvel


Here is the synopsis for Iron Fist previously released by Marvel...

"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


We'll bring more news as we have it. In the meantime, check out or episode reviews of Jessica Jones here on The Digital Fix...

Last updated: 06/08/2018 15:20:13

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