Marvel has confirmed that "Game of Thrones" actor Finn Jones will headline its "Iron Fist" series for Netflix.
Finn will play Daniel Rand, who after being gone for several years, returns to New York City with special fighting skills and the "ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist," Marvel said on its website on Thursday.
"Danny Rand is a very complicated character. He’s a billionaire New York Buddhist monk martial arts superhero who’s still trying to figure out what exactly that all means," said Executive Producer and showrunner, Scott Buck, said in a statement on Marvel.com. "Finn is able to play all these levels in such an honest, revelatory way that as soon as I saw him I knew he was our Danny."
"Marvel's Iron Fist" will span 13 episodes. A premiere date will be announced at a later time. Finn currently stars as Ser Loras Tyrell on HBO's "Game of Thrones," which returns for Season 6, April 24 on HBO.
-- Jolie Lash