The synopsis for Iron Fist is as follows:
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.
Henwick has been cast in the role of Collen Wing, a martial arts expert that runs her own dojo, who is the daughter of a Chinese-American New York City professor and a Japanese mother and an invaluable ally to Danny Rand as he returns to New York.
Executive Producer and Showrunner Scott Buck said:
I’m very excited to have Jessica as our Colleen Wing. She’s shown us that she can bring both a sense of quiet strength as well as an engaging vulnerability to the character.
Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb said:
Jessica brings both a youthful vitality mixed with a strong sense of authority crucial to the character 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.
Jessica Henwick starred in the fifth season of Game of Thrones as one of the sand snakes Nymeria Sand and also had a minor role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as X-Wing pilot Jess Testor.