Jones, who plays Loras Tyrell on HBO’s Game of Thrones, will portray Daniel Rand, a martial arts master who wields a mystical force known as the Iron Fist. After completing his training abroad, Rand takes on the identity of crime-fighter Iron First when he returns to his native New York and dresses in the ceremonial garb of the Iron Fist. Iron First made his comic debut in Marvel Premiere #15 in May 1974 and frequently partners with Luke Cage, also known as Power Man.
Iron Fist will be the fourth series teaming up Marvel and Netflix. It joins Daredevil, which returns for its second season on March 18; Jessica Jones; and Luke Cage, which debuts later this year. In time, Marvel will unite the four New York-based Netflix superhero stories in a series titled The Defenders.