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Netflix’s Iron Fist is getting a second season

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It can’t be any worse than the first, right?

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Marvel’s Iron Fist, the television series about a billionaire who fights crime in New York City as a member of The Defenders, will return to Netflix for a second season.

Jeph Loeb, the head of Marvel Television, made the announcement today during the San Diego Comic-Con panel for Netflix’s The Defenders. The news came after the main cast of that series appeared together on stage in Hall H to a standing ovation: Charlie Cox as Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Finn Jones as Iron Fist, Sigourney Weaver as the villain Alexandra, Elodie Yung as Elektra, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing. Marco Ramirez, the series’ showrunner, rounded out the group of panelists.

Loeb did not give a release window for Iron Fist’s second season, although he said that production will begin soon. Entertainment Weekly reports that Loeb did hint at the appearance of Luke Cage’s Misty Knight (Simone Missick) in season two. Marvel said on Twitter that the season is “coming soon.”

Iron Fist, which premiered this past March with a 13-episode season, was the first of Netflix’s Marvel series to be widely panned. In our review of the first six episodes, we described the show as “laughably bad.” The rest of the season didn’t turn out much better, so Marvel and Netflix have a lot of work to do for Danny Rand’s sophomore effort.

Following the Iron Fist season two announcement, Loeb screened the full first episode of The Defenders for the audience in Hall H. The series debuts Aug. 18 on Netflix.