2:20pm PT by Rick Porter
'Iron Fist' Showrunner Signs Overall Deal at ABC Studios
The showrunner of the Marvel series Iron Fist is staying in the Disney family.
Raven Metzner has signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios after working with the studio on season two of Iron Fist at Netflix. The streamer canceled the series, along with Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, The Punisher and Daredevil, as it cut ties with Marvel in a push to own more of its content.
Under the deal, Metzner will develop series projects for broadcast, cable and streaming services — potentially including the Disney+ platform that is set to launch in November. Disney has hinted that the former Netflix Marvel series could be revived there, but no formal announcement has been made.
Prior to Iron Fist, Metzner was an executive producer of Fox's Sleepy Hollow and a consulting producer on Heroes: Reborn and Falling Skies. He co-created the mid-2000s ABC series Six Degrees and has also worked on Daybreak and What About Brian.
Metzner joins an ABC Studios roster that includes Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel), John Ridley, Grey's Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff, Kenny Smith (Black-ish) and John Legend's Get Lifted, among others.
The deal was negotiated by WME and attorney Jeff Frankel.
Deadline first reported the news.