Marvel’s Iron Fist Lands Dexter Showrunner

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It appears that the final piece of Marvel’s Netflix Universe has finally begun to take shape, since former Dexter producer Scott Buck has signed on to be the showrunner for Iron Fist. This character’s introduction will feature the final piece of The Defenders puzzle, since we’ve already seen Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.

Emmy nominated writer and producer Scott Buck is a seasoned veteran in Hollywood and is best known for his work on Six Feet Under and Dexter, the latter for which he was the showrunner for the final six seasons. Buck is the second showrunner from the same show to join Marvel’s Netflix team, with Melissa Rosenberg heading up Jessica Jones.

Following the releases of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, along with the upcoming release of Luke Cage in 2016, this is the first bit of news from the last of the Defenders. Marvel TV president Jeff Loeb, who will serve as the show’s executive producer was excited to announce that Buck would be at the helm for Iron Fist.

“Scott came in with a take on Iron Fist that quite simply knocked us off our feet,” Loeb said. “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.”

Iron Fist is the final member of the team to make an appearance, with Luke Cage appearing in Jessica Jones despite not having his series released yet. The first two Netflix series have been met with such critical acclaim that Buck has much to live up to while chronicling Danny Rand.

Not much is known about Iron Fist in the mainstream, which could be seen as a positive since Marvel has done a solid job with relatively unknown properties like Guardians of The Galaxy. The most interesting prospect of the series is how the Marvel TV team does a more mystical story following the first three shows of gritty street level justice.

Now it’s time to see how the cast shapes up.

  Source: Variety
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