Marvel’s Iron Fist Lands Showrunner in Scott Buck

Marvel’s Iron Fist has today announced that Scott Buck will serve as showrunner and executive producer for the upcoming Netflix series

Marvel’s Iron Fist, the fourth Marvel Studios Netflix series, has today announced that Scott Buck has signed on as showrunner and executive producer. Scott Buck is best known for his work on series like “Dexter,” “Six Feet Under” and “Rome.” On “Dexter,” Scott Buck served as showrunner for the series’ final four seasons.

“Scott came in with a take on Iron Fist that quite simply knocked us off our feet,” says Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “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.”

“I’ve always been drawn to writing complex, intriguing characters,” says Scott Buck, “and that’s what most excites me about the opportunity to bring Danny Rand and Iron Fist to life with Marvel on Netflix.”

The Iron Fist series sees Daniel Rand returning to New York City after being missing for years. There, he 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.

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