Marvel & Netflix’s ‘Iron Fist’ Adds Jessica Stroup & Tom Pelphrey As Series Regulars

Iron Fist Meachum SiblingsMarvel & Netflix’s Iron Fist series officially kicked off production earlier today and we’ve now got the details regarding the two final series regulars that have been added to the cast. Jessica Stroup (90210) will play Joy Meachum and Tom Pelphrey (Banshee) will join her as her brother Ward Meachum.

In the comics, Ward is Joy’s uncle but the Netflix series will obviously change up that aspect as this casting reveals. Marvel describes their role in the series as the following:

The children of Harold Meachum (David Wenham), Joy and Ward have spent their lives building Rand Enterprises to its current standing in the world, only to have all their work put in jeopardy when Danny returns to claim his birthright.

Showrunner and executive producer Scott Buck additionally added the following regarding the pair joining the series cast.

I’m very happy to have Jessica and Tom as our Joy and Ward Meachum. Much like Danny Rand’s past is a mystery to us, we’ll discover along the way that the Meachum children have intriguing secrets of their own.


Stroup & Pelphry will join Finn Jones, Jessica Henswick, David Wenham and more when Iron Fist hits Netflix in early 2017. Sound off with your thoughts on these final two addtions to the series cast in the comments section below.

Source: Marvel

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  • unpaidpundit

    Netflix must believe that the Marvel shows are driving subscriptions, because they have yet to release season one of “Daredevil” on blue ray and DVD.

    • Or, the right answer would be that Netflix is merely the publisher of the show, they don’t own the show. Marvel and whatever production house own all their shows. Just like House of Cards is owned by several production companies and Netflix only delivers on the streaming front, while Sony owns the DVD distribution. Marvel’s properties may have been negotiated differently. I would see Disney/Marvel owning the DVD rights, while Netflix retains streaming. That being said, in the deal, I would see Netflix putting up more money to prevent DVDs from being released, so that the ONLY way to view their content is on their service. Which is very smart. Netflix even said after the success of House of Cards, it was going to be more hands on with their shows, to try and own a part of them to prevent DVD sales and other streaming sources from getting a taste. The is evident with shows like The Ranch and a few others that they own all together.

  • capwulf

    Was just watching Bamshee yesterday saying this guy should be in the MCU. I was hoping as a replacement for Renner though..