Jessica Henwick Iron Fist

Marvel's Iron Fist: Netflix Series Casts Thrones Actress as Female Lead

Marvel’s Iron Fist is bringing in its second Westeros import.

Jessica Henwick, who plays the Sand Snake known as Nymeria on Game of Thrones, has landed the female lead in Netflix’s upcoming comic-book drama.

Iron Fist follows Daniel Rand (played by Thrones‘ Finn Jones), who returns to New York City after being missing for years and fights the city’s criminals with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the power referenced in the series’ title.

Per EW.com, Henwick will co-star as martial arts expert Colleen Wing, who serves as a major ally to Danny as he readjusts to life in New York City.

In addition to Game of Thrones, Henwick’s TV credits include the British series Silk and Spirit Warriors. Hit the comments: Is she the right choice for the Iron Fist role?