Jessica Henwick has joined Netflix’s superhero series, Iron Fist.
Marvel’s show, which completes the streaming service’s collection of Hell’s Kitchen heroes, stars Game of Thrones’ Finn Jones as Daniel Rand, aka. Iron Fist.
Now, Henwick, last seen on the small screen as Nymeria Sand in HBO’s fantasy epic, will reunite with her Thrones co-star to play Colleen Wing.
A martial arts expert running her own dojo, Colleen will serve as an invaluable ally to Danny Rand as he returns to his life in New York after being missing for years – and begins to fight the criminal element corrupting the city with his kung-fu mastery. In the comics, Colleen first appeared in MARVEL PREMIERE #19 as one of Danny’s first friends after he left K’un-L’un.
“I’m very excited to have Jessica as our Colleen Wing,” said Executive Producer and Showrunner, Scott Buck, in a statement. “She’s shown us that she can bring both a sense of quiet strength as well as an engaging vulnerability to the character.”
“Jessica brings both a youthful vitality mixed with a strong sense of authority crucial to the character,” added Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “And as anyone who’s seen her in ‘Game of Thrones’ can attest, she can throw down with the best of them, making her the perfect Colleen Wing.”
Marvel announced the news last night, accompanied by this teaser image: