Marvel's Iron Fist: Jessica Stroup, Banshee Alum Join Netflix Series

Marvel’s Iron Fist has added two more TV vets to the call sheet.

Jessica Stroup (90210The 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.

What are your thoughts on Stroup and Pelphrey’s casting?

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  1. ABG says:

    Love Jessica Stroup and finally she’s getting a project worth watching (sorry, 90210 stopped being fun after a couple years and The Following was horrible).

  2. Guilherme says:

    I really liked Jessica Stroup in The Following, great she’s in it.

  3. mollytanner says:

    You go Silver!

  4. Kate says:

    I love Jessica Stroup and was wondering what new show would snatch her up after The Following was cancelled. She’s really talented and this excites me as the Marvel Netflix shows have all been great.

  5. Kristine Carlson says:

    Absolutely love Tom since Guiding Light. Saw his performance on Banshee. He was amazing. He is a much needed talent in this industry. Hope he suceeds into film roles. Just love him.