Buck was executive producer and showrunner on the Showtime series Dexter, and a producer and/or writer on series as varied as Six Feet Under, Rome, Coach, and Everybody Loves Raymond. HeroicHollywood also shares the Buck is good friends with Jessica Jones creator and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg. A strong CV for the position across the board.
Comicbook.com offer this blurb on the series:
Marvel describes Iron Fist as follows: “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.”
Marvel has yet to confirm the news, so we’ll treat it as rumor, but it’s a good rumor nonetheless.
UPDATE (12/7/15 12:40pm PT): Marvel Television has issued a statement from head honcho Jeph Loeb confirming Scott Buck as showrunner.
“Scott came in with a take on Iron Fist that quite simply knocked us off our feet,” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “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.”
Here’s what Buck has to say on the new opportunity to shepherd Danny Rand to TV screens:
“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.”