‘Iron Fist’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix, Taps New Showrunner

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UPDATED July 22, 11:21 a.m. PT: Raven Metzner will take over as showrunner for “Iron Fist” Season 2. Metzner previously worked on Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow,” NBC’s “Heroes Reborn,” and TNT’s “Falling Skies.” He also has past experience in the Marvel world, having written the screenplay for the 2005 film “Elektra.” He replaces Season 1 showrunner Scott Buck, who is now working on the ABC Marvel series “Inhumans.”

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Netflix has renewed the Marvel series “Iron Fist” for Season 2.

Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb made the announcement at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday. In addition, Loeb hinted that Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) would team up with NYPD detective Misty Knight (Simone Missick), who first appeared in Season 1 of “Luke Cage.” The characters previously partnered together in the Marvel comic books.

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“Iron Fist” stars “Game of Thrones” alum Finn Jones as Danny Rand, the heir to the multi-billion dollar Rand Corp. who returns to New York after training for years in the mysterious city of K’un-Lun. Through his training, he was chosen to be the living weapon known as the Iron Fist, which allows him to channel his chi energy into his fists.

In addition to Jones and Henwick, the series also starred Rosario Dawson, who has appeared as nurse Claire Temple in all of the Marvel-Netflix shows to date. Season 1 also starred Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey, David Wenham, and Wai Ching Ho.

“Iron Fist” was the fourth Marvel-Netflix series to be released. The show was preceded by “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” and “Luke Cage.” All four main characters will then team up for “The Defenders” event series, which will debut on Netflix on Aug. 18. In addition, Netflix has ordered a spinoff based on “The Punisher,” with Jon Bernthal reprising the title role, which he originated in Season 2 of “Daredevil.”

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  1. Louise Neeley says:

    I enjoyed Iron Fist and can’t wait for Season 2. When is the release date on Netflix?

  2. Will says:

    Im very pleased, hopefully the show can redeem itself in the second season so we can get a third!

  3. David Wallis says:

    I found the first season kind of long and dragged out. But at the same time, its quirkiness was refreshing juxtaposed with mainstream offerings.Look forward to season 2.

  4. Courtney says:

    So the .com showrunner of such flops as Sleepy Hollow (cancelled) and Heroes Reborn (also cancelled) is taking over season 2 is going to be in charge of season 2 of Iron Fist (Which was awful). Well let’s hope the saying is true “even a blind squirrel can find a nut”.

  5. Kat says:

    I feel like they should have renewed Sense8 over Iron Fist as it has a much larger following.

  6. Steve Thomas says:

    I’m glad- the first season wasn’t as bad as the critics harsh comments. I agree that the martial arts (kung fu) scenes could be improved on. The Marco Polo series with their portrayal of Praying Mantis kung fu is more authentic looking. The producer should hire Shifu Xing Xue formerly of the Shaolin Temple in China and now living in St.Louis, Mo. as the fight coordinator. He’s very good!

    • Maaz Kalim says:

      Your mention of ‘Marco Polo’ reminded me of something: Coincidentally, Netflix® optioned distribution of the series as ‘Netflix Original’ in international markets.

      • Maaz Kalim says:

        Oops, Sorry for the comment above! 😜 Was reading about USA®’s ‘Shooter’ and thus, got confused due to hurry.

  7. Did they teach that actor ANY martial arts, yet?

  8. Rambleman says:

    Yes loved iron fist so happy screw the racist haters ha ha all sheep anyway can’t think for themselves as a iron fist fan I’m telling you Finn was spot on with his portrayal bring on Davos

  9. taojbrown says:

    Well I enjoyed it and I’m glad they got a second season. Hopefully Jones will have done a tonne of martial arts training and decent fight choreographers will have been hired.

  10. Ono says:

    Well… 1st season wasn’t THAT bad.
    The idea of putting Misty Knight is good too.
    But if Scott Buck returns? HUGE pass… 😒

  11. Marcus Duvall says:

    Iron Fist is easily the worst TV series I have ever seen.

  12. I hope they get a better showrunner since the last one is busy ruining “Inhumans” and they need a good story since season one was all over the place.

  13. Joel Beatty says:

    Good call.

  14. Derek Devlin says:

    Yeah. This show was a massive disappointment. The only reason I finished it was because I didn’t want to be asking questions during The Defenders

  15. Great. Another season of people bitching about “white washing.”

  16. Danny says:

    WHY?!?!? It was so bad… So unbelivebly bad…
    I was looking forward to it but after 2-3 ep all it made me feel us upset at hlow shitty they made it seems most of the people who watched it agree so why? Why cancel amazing showes on one hand and keep doing this crap on the other?

  17. Joe I says:

    Why? It was so awful. Maybe for season 2 they can hire an actual choreographer and action director, and you know, a lead that is trained in martial arts for the TV show about a martial artist.

  18. Good call! Solid performances & engaging story.

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