It’s a case of another day, another couple of casting announcements being made for Iron Fist, the next but one Netflix series to come from the Marvel stable. With David Wenham having been confirmed as the main baddie Harold Meachum, the rest of the clan has been named, with Variety conforming that Tom Pelphrey will play his son Ward, and Jessica Stroup his daughter, Joy.
The first casting choice represents an about turn, as Ward is actually Harold’s brother in the comics rather than his son. Either way, he’s still an antagonist of sorts, as is Joy, for reasons that we won’t reveal here for fear of potential spoilers.
Both additions have relatively limited acting credits, although they’re still notable nonetheless. First up, Pelphrey may be recognisable for his role as Kurt Bunker in HBO’s Banshee, where he has undoubtedly become one of the more recognisable performers of late, and we look forward to seeing him on Netflix.
Also on board is Stroup, who is a bit more recognisable. Wider audiences may remember her from 90120, where she played Erin Silver for a massive 112 episodes, although you’re probably more likely to recall her as detective Max Hardy in the increasingly ridiculous Kevin Bacon-starring serial killer drama The Following or her appearance in Seth MacFarlane comedy Ted.
Pelphrey and Stroup join a cast that already includes Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing and David Wenham as Harold Meachum. Scott Buck (Dexter) is on board as showrunner, with Allie Goss, Jeph Loeb and Stan Lee attached alongside him as executive producers.
Marvel’s Iron Fist will air on Netflix worldwide sometime in 2017. You can download The 25 Greatest Marvel Comics Ever digital edition from GreatDigitalMags.com now. For more news about the latest series, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.