As Deadline previously reported, Jones will play Danny Rand, who returns to New York City after being missing for years. He fights against the criminal element corrupting the city with his incredible kung fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist. A premiere date has not been set, but the series is expected to launch in 2017.
“Danny Rand is a very complicated character,” said executive producer and showrunner Scott Buck. “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 Jeph Loeb, executive producer and Head of Marvel TV: “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.”
Jones will reprise his role of Ser Loras Tyrell in the upcoming season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. His other credits include Hollyoaks and BBC miniseries Life in Squares.Jones is repped by APA, NB Management, and Curtis Brown Group in the UK.
Marvel’s Iron Fist is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.