2012 Summer TCA Tour - Day 10The fourth series in the Netflix-Marvel partnership, "Iron Fist," is officially a go, and has landed a showrunner.

Marvel announced on Monday that Scott Buck, who also served as executive producer on Showtime series "Dexter," will now take on that same role on "Iron Fist." Buck, whose other credits include writing for HBO series "Six Feet Under" and "Rome," impressed Marvel execs with his unique vision for the series.

"Scott came in with a take on Iron Fist that quite simply knocked us off our feet," said Jeph Loeb, "Iron Fist" executive producer and head of Marvel Television, in a statement. "We always look for the most creative minds in the field to help us bring our heroes to life, and with Scott we've found someone that can deliver yet another great series in the ongoing story of The Defenders."

"I've always been drawn to writing complex, intriguing characters, and that's what most excites me about the opportunity to bring Danny Rand and "Iron Fist" to life with Marvel on Netflix," Buck said in a statement.

Here's the official synopsis of the series: "Returning to New York City after being missing for years, Daniel Rand 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."

There's no timeline yet for "Iron Fist"'s debut, though it will follow the 2016 premiere of the next series in the pipeline, "Luke Cage," due out in 2016. Characters from "Cage," "Daredevil," "Jessica Jones," and "Iron Fist" will unite in a team-up Netflix miniseries, "Marvel's The Defenders."

[via: Marvel]

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