Netflix’s ‘Iron Fist’ Taps ‘Dexter’ Alum Scott Buck as Showrunner
The lack of news on Netflix’s Iron Fist had many worried Marvel had decided to change its fourth Defender, even as brass insisted on launching Jessica Jones before declaring any official Iron Fist news. That day appears at last to have come, now that former Dexter showrunner Scott Buck has been hired to to run Marvel’s final Defender creatively.
Both Heroic Hollywood and ComicBook.com first reported the news, though no official details beyond Buck’s involvement have been confirmed. Previously, it had been rumored that Marvel faced difficulty nailing down a tone for its Iron Fist series, and with Buck in place, casting will likely move forward as well.
So reads the official Iron Fist synopsis:
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.
For those unfamiliar with Buck, the producer has worked on everything from HBO’s Six Feet Under to Everybody Loves Raymond and Dexter, in the latter case ascending to showrunner for the final two years. Don’t let that scare you, though, as Buck helped steer the serial killer drama into its highest ratings ever, in spite of the declining quality.
Neither Marvel nor Netflix have revealed an Iron Fist timeline, as Daredevil Season 2 is expected for spring 2016, while no decisions have been made on a second run for Jessica Jones, or Luke Cage premiere. It’s likely we might not see Iron Fist until 2017, though Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg claimed The Defenders might film sometime next year.
Iron Fist at last seems to be getting off the ground, but what might we expect Scott Buck to bring to Danny Rand’s world?