Recently, we wrote about the casting of David Wenham (Lord of the Rings) as Harold Meachum in Marvel’s Iron Fist. Now, we are reporting on the casting of Harold Meachum’s children, Joy and Ward. Jessica Stroup (Reaper) will be portraying Joy, and Tom Pelphrey (Banshee) will be portraying Ward. Joy and Ward were “childhood acquaintances” of series protagonist Danny Rand (Game of Thrones‘ Finn Jones) who have taken after their father as leaders of Rand Enterprises. With Danny Rand mysteriously returning to New York after having been missing for years, Joy and Ward find their positions at the top of Rand Enterprises threatened.
Iron Fist is the final individual series in Marvel’s The Defenders plan. Daredevil (2 seasons) and Jessica Jones are already available on Netflix, and Luke Cage is premiering this September. The Showrunners for the team-up series The Defenders were recently announced, and that series enters production later this year. Meaning, Iron Fist is likely to premiere early in 2017.