Scott Buck Nabs Role of Showrunner on Netflix’s Iron Fist. The final member of The Defenders is getting underway as Marvel has just hired a showrunner for it’s fourth Netflix series. It’s been announced that Scott Buck has been chosen to lead as showrunner for Iron Fist.
Marvel confirmed the news on their site that Scott Buck will serve as showrunner and executive producer for the martial arts crime drama Iron Fist. “Scott came in with a take on Iron Fist that quite simply knocked us off our feet,” said Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb in the press release. “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.”
Buck also expressed his excitement on bringing this Marvel character to life. “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.” Buck has been known for writing for several series including Six Feet Under and Dexter.
We also have a synopsis for the upcoming series:
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.
With this announcement, casting shouldn’t fall far behind as the studio looks for someone to take on the lead role. What do you guys think?
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