‘Iron Fist’ Season 2 Changing Showrunner, Writers for ‘More Grounded’ Take
We weren’t entirely surprised that Comic-Con brought an Iron Fist Season 2 announcement, but less clear was who would head up the series after Scott Buck moved to The Inhumans. Now, reports confirm Season 2 has a new showrunner and writers’ room for a significant Season 2 overhaul.
Marvel confirms that Sleepy Hollow alum Raven Metzner will take over showrunning duties for Iron Fist Season 2, which itself will bring in “an entirely new writers room for season two that will be more grounded than the first season,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. We still don’t have a premiere, though we’d imagine Iron Fist Season 2 might wait until 2019, given Jessica Jones Season 2, Luke Cage Season 2, and Daredevil Season 3 expected in 2018. Says Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb:
Raven’s love of all things Iron Fist and his extensive knowledge of martial arts films made him the perfect choice to continue telling the adventures of Danny Rand and Colleen Wing. Season One and The Defenders are only the beginning of this fantastic action packed tale.
So far of Iron Fist Season 2, we know Simone Missick will join the cast as Misty Knight, nodding to her character’s comic relationship with Danny Rand and the “Daughters of the Dragon” pairing with Colleen Wing. Iron Fist co-star Sacha Dhawan also suggested a likely return not long after the series premiered, while another past convention appearance saw Finn Jones teasing a potential costume after The Defenders.
There’s plenty more details to work out, but will a new showrunner and tone make up for any critical shortcomings? Stay tuned for the latest on Iron Fist Season 2.