Marvel’s Iron Fist has added two more TV vets to the call sheet.
Jessica Stroup (90210, The Following) and Tom Pelphrey (Banshee) have joined Netflix’s latest Marvel series as Joy and Ward Meachum, one-time childhood acquaintances of Danny Rand (played by Game of Thrones‘ Finn Jones) whose roles at Rand Enterprises get called into question once Danny claims the company as his birthright.
TVLine’s sister site Variety first broke the news.
Iron Fist follows Danny’s return to New York City after a prolonged absence where he’ll fight crime using his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the titular fist. Per comic-book lore, Joy and Ward’s father Harold (Top of the Lake‘s David Wenham) played a significant role in the death of Danny’s father.
Stroup and Pelphrey round out an ensemble that also includes Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing.
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