Variety has revealed that 90210 alum Jessica Stroup and Banshee‘s Tom Pelphrey have been added to the cast of Marvel’s Iron Fist. They join lead star Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing and David Wenham as Harold Meachum.
The newcomers will be playing the latter’s children, Joy and Ward, and the official characters description reads as follows:
The children of Harold Meachum (Wenham), Joy and Ward have spent their lives building Rand Enterprises to its current standing in the world, only to have all their work put in jeopardy when Danny returns to claim his birthright. They are childhood acquaintances of Danny Rand’s who now play an important role in Rand Enterprises.
It sounds like Danny is going to end up clashing with his former friends then, and it should be interesting to see the lengths the hero will go to in order to regain the company which is rightfully his. In the comic books, it’s often the Iron Fist’s money which has financed his and Luke Cage’s Heroes for Hire operation.
For those unfamiliar with the source material, Iron Fist follows Danny Rand as he 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.
Dexter‘s Scott Buck is currently serving as showrunner, and Iron Fist is expected to start shooting later this year.