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Whaddaya mean you’ve not watched Luke Cage yet? You’ve had four whole days since all 13 episodes were released, and Marvel is already announcing the start of its next epic live-action show.

Next in line will be Iron Fist, and today (October 4) Netflix released a mysterious video announcing its release date:

That’s right: mark March 17, 2017 on your calendars.

This series completes the quartet of shows about Marvel’s Defenders, telling the story of billionaire Danny Rand, played by Game of Thrones‘ Knight of Flowers himself, Finn Jones, as he returns to New York City having been missing for several years and tries to reconnect with his past and family legacy.

That’s not all, of course. Any story from Marvel always involves some sort of untold power, and Danny’s is his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery “Iron Fist,” which he uses to fight corruption in the city.

Here he is in action, in the first photo of the show released to coincide with the date announcement:

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(Photo: Netflix)

Now, you may have noticed his fist looks distinctly fist-like, i.e. not particularly fiery at all. That could be because it’s missing special effects, but it could also be because this series will focus on Danny’s origins story, from when he lost his family as a young boy and ended up living in the Himalayas with the mystical monks of K’un-Lun, right up to him turning up in Hell’s Kitchen.

There he rubs shoulders with Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and Luke Cage (Mike Colter), all of whom have been treated to at least one season on Netflix so far. All four characters will eventually come together in The Defenders, an Avengers-style mashup that Daredevil actor Charlie Cox recently revealed would be begin filming later this year.

In the mean time, the 13-episode Iron Fist will also star Jessica Henwick (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King), and Jessica Stroup (The Following). And before that, there’s all 13 episodes of Luke Cage, too.

We’ve got some watching to do.

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By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.