It looks as if the Rand Corporation has been in good hands in Danny Rand’s absence.
Set to play Joy and Ward Meachum are 90210 alum Jessica Stroup and Guiding Light star Tom Pelphrey respectively. Their characters, children to the villainous Harold Meachum (David Wenham) and childhood friends of Danny, will no doubt come into conflict as the wayward Rand heir returns to claim his company from the Meachums.
From Marvel, executive producers Jeph Loeb and executive producer/showrunner Scott Buck offer their thoughts on Stroup and Pelphrey:
“With the terrific addition of the very talented Jessica and Tom, we’ve now brought the entire Meachum family together. While Marvel couldn’t be happier, Danny’s mission just got a lot more complicated.”
“I’m very happy to have Jessica and Tom as our Joy and Ward Meachum,” said Executive Producer and Showrunner Scott Buck. “Much like Danny Rand’s past is a mystery to us, we’ll discover along the way that the Meachum children have intriguing secrets of their own.”
“In “Marvel’s Iron Fist,” Daniel Rand returns to New York City after being missing for years. He 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’s Iron Fist” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.”