07 Dec 2015 11:27 PM +00:00 UTC

Marvel and Netflix's 'Iron Fist' Series is Happening After All, And They Just Found A Showrunner

A few weeks ago, we heard some rumors that plans for an Iron Fist TV series for Marvel and Netflix might be off the table, rumors that both CCO Joe Quesada and Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb have denied in recent days.

Now, Marvel has sent out a press release revealing that they've chosen a showrunner for the Netflix series Iron Fist: Scott Buck! Here's the first official synopsis of the show:

Returning to New York City after being missing for years, Daniel Rand 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.

Buck was the showrunner of the last four seasons of Dexter, running a once-great series and tanking it with what's considered to be one of the worst finales of the "prestige television" era. Hopefully, he'll be able to establish his own style, tone, and vision for Iron Fist. Hopefully, his series will live up to the quality of Marvel and Netflix's series. Apparently, Scott's pitch blew Jeph Loeb and the people of Marvel TV:

"Scott came in with a take on Iron Fist that quite simply knocked us off our feet," said 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, and that's what most excites me about the opportunity to bring Danny Rand and "Iron Fist" to life with Marvel on
Netflix
," said Buck.

I'm excited to see more TV shows featuring Marvel's Defenders, and I think Iron First will bring something fresh to the screens even though many consider his character "problematic" in this socially progressive society. No word yet on when the series is set to launch in the streaming service, but we'll update you here on Epicstream once we hear more about it. You can check out the Daredevil Season 2 trailer description here.