As was previously reported, Finn Jones has been confirmed by Marvel to star in the Netflix Original Series Iron Fist. The Game of Thrones veteran will become Danny Rand in the new 13-episode series for Netflix! At this time, there is not a set premiere date for Iron Fist. Marvel and Netflix did release the following press release that confirmed the news:
Marvel and Netflix are pleased to announce that Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) will star in Iron Fist, the newest series coming soon only to Netflix. Finn Jones will play Daniel Rand, who returns to New York City after being missing for years. He 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. Said Executive Producer and showrunner, Scott Buck.
"Danny Rand is a very complicated character. He's a billionaire New York Buddhist monk martial arts superhero who's still trying to figure out what exactly that all means. Finn is able to play all these levels in such an honest, revelatory way that as soon as I saw him I knew he was our Danny."
Said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb.
"Finn wonderfully blends confidence with vulnerability, making him the perfect choice as he struggles to find his place in the world. Now that we've found our Danny Rand, we've completed our principal cast for the upcoming Defenders on Netflix and we are thrilled to continue to show audiences unexplored corners of the Marvel Universe."
Finn Jones will next be seen in the upcoming season of HBO's Game of Thrones where he reprises his role of Ser Loras Tyrell. He is also known for his work on the British series Hollyoaks and Hollyoaks Later. Marvel's Iron Fist is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix. For more information on Marvel's Iron Fist, and the other exciting new Marvel Television series coming to Netflix, stay tuned to Marvel.com.