Marvel’s Iron Fist has been officially renewed for a second season at Netflix, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego today.
Loeb also revealed that Luke Cage star Simone Missick is joining the 13-part series for its second season, reprising her role as NYPD detective Misty Knight. For those of who you don’t know, Missick’s character and Jessica Henwick’s fan favorite Colleen Wing have a bit of a history in the comics, as the two teamed up back in 1977 and became known as the Daughters of Dragons.
The first season of the series made its debut this past March, with Game of Thrones star Finn Jones taking on the role of Danny Rand, a.k.a. Iron Fist. His character is set to appear in Marvel’s The Defenders, which arrives on Netflix on August 18th.
Netflix has not yet announced a release date for the second season of Marvel’s Iron Fist, but it would be safe to say that the series will likely return after the new seasons of Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.
5 Potential Marvel TV Shows To Rival HBO’s ‘Watchmen’
With news breaking that Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of both Lost and The Leftovers, is in talks to develop a Watchmen show for HBO, Marvel needs a new TV hit. Don’t get me wrong, I know Agents of Shield still has a huge following, but I stopped watching the Netflix shows during the second season of Daredevil. And FX’s Legion was just… okay for me. It’s not that I don’t love Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, but it’s not fair to put lower-tier characters like them in competition with a juggernaut like Watchmen.
HBO was clearly taking notes when Netflix started releasing their shows, so this seems like a great moment for Marvel to take some notes on their competition. If DC is going to churn out a Watchmen series, then Marvel needs to dig deep into their libraries to find stories worthy of being brought to the silver screen.
So hit Next to find out about five properties Marvel should consider adapting if they want to match HBO’s Watchmen.