It’s been a very, very busy week in the Marvel camp. Now that the cameras are officially rolling on The Defenders, in the past few days the studio has filled out the cast of its anticipated team-up series with a host of familiar faces.
First up, we had the additions of Deborah Ann Woll and Simone Missick; then came confirmation that Elden Henson, Eka Darville, and Carrie-Anne Moss would appear across the show’s eight episode run; before Marvel capped off its casting spree with Rosario Dawson, Scott Glenn, and Rachael Taylor.
Cast one eye over that ensemble of supporting players and you’ll find that all of the allies that have been assembled thus far hail from Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage – so where’s the love for Iron Fist? Worry not, for the latest update from The Defenders Twitter feed not only confirms Jessica Henwick for the 2017 series, it also includes a fleeting glimpse of the Game of Thrones star in action as Colleen Wing.
— The Defenders (@TheDefenders) November 3, 2016
A close ally to Danny Rand (Finn Jones), this is an exciting glimpse of what to expect from Henwick come 2017. Iron Fist has been penciled in to premiere via Netflix on March 17, and though there’s no mention of when we can expect The Defenders, at least it gives viewers time to get acquainted with Colleen Wing – and Danny Rand! – before Hell’s Kitchen assembles to ward off Sigourney Weaver’s big bad.
All eight episodes of The Defenders have been slated to premiere via Netflix in 2017.