Marvel has chosen the final “Defender” for its Netflix series tetralogy. The Disney-owned comic book entertainment company has cast 27-year-old British actor Finn Jones, best known for his role as Loras Tyrell in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” in the title role in “Iron Fist.”
Iron Fist is the super hero alter ego of Daniel Rand, who picked up supernatural martial arts skills in the alternate dimension city of K’un-L’un. Scott Buck (“Dexter,” “Six Feet Under”) will be the series show runner.
Netflix premiered “Daredevil,” the first of its four New York-shot super hero series being made by Marvel in association with ABC Television, in April 2015. It was followed by “Jessica Jones,” starring Krysten Ritter, which bowed on Nov. 19.
The second season of the “Daredevil,” which stars Charlie Cox as the sightless super hero, will debut on March 18. “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage,” starring Mike Colter, will debut later this year.
The four series will be followed by a four-to-eight episode mini-series in which the four characters team up as “The Defenders,” a la “The Avengers.”