Marvel recently revealed Scott Buck to be the official Executive Producer and showrunner for Netflix’s Original Series “Marvel’s Iron Fist.”
This update will definitely put to rest all the Iron Fist rumors indicating that this Marvel superhero wouldn’t have an original series that would tie into Netflix’s “Jessica Jones,” “Daredevil,” and the upcoming “Luke Cage” series which will be released in 2016.
For those unfamiliar with Scott Buck’s professional background, he served as the showrunner and Executive Producer for the final four years of “Dexter.” He’s also written for multiple shows in various genres including “Six Feet Under,” “Rome,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Coach,” and “The Oblongs.”
Jeph Loeb, the Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television said that Scott Buck “came in with a take on ‘Iron Fist’ that quite simply knocked us off our feet.” He also stated that Marvel always searches “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.”
In regards to running the “Iron Fist” series, Scott Buck said “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.”
The synopsis of “Marvel’s Iron Fist” revolves around superhero Daniel Rand who after missing for years returns to New York City to combat the rising crime in New York City with his expert skills in kung-fu and with the immense power of his scorching Iron Fist.
Sometime after the original series’ premiere of “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist,” Marvel fans will witness the destined formation of “The Defenders” in the eventual Netflix original mini-series featuring all four heroes (Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist) of the team.