90210 veteran Jessica Stroup and Banshee actor Tom Pelphrey have been cast in Netflix and Marvel’s upcoming Iron Fist series. Stroup will take on the role of series regular Joy Meachum, with Pelphrey playing her character’s brother, Ward Meachum.
The on-screen siblings join the title star Finn Jones, David Wenham, and the also recently cast Jessica Henwick who has been signed on to play martial arts expert Colleen Wing. According to a report by Variety: “The children of Harold Meachum (David 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.”
Iron Fist follows Danny Rand as he makes his return to New York for the first time after years of being missing. With his mastery of Kung Fu and the ability to summon the power of the Iron Fist, the hero will work tirelessly to combat the criminal element straining his city.
We know the show is supposed to go live next year, though there’s no exact streaming date set as of yet, but Finn Jones recently spoke of how he’s begun training for the role. With all the casting news pouring in, it shouldn’t be long before we get a sneak peek of what to expect.