Alice Eve is going from Star Trek‘s future to the present day of Netflix’s Marvel Manhattan.
Variety reports the Star Trek Into Darkness actor will join the cast of Iron Fist‘s second season in an undisclosed role. She joins returning cast members Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Stroup, and Sacha Dhawan.
In a statement, Jeph Loeb — head of Marvel’s television and an executive producer on the series — said, “We are very excited to have an actress of Alice’s stature join the cast … Her exceptional talent brings an intrigue and danger to her character unlike anyone else.” Of course, that still leaves the question of who her character is and what relationships she might have to Danny.
For his part, Jones will appear in the second season of Luke Cage before returning to his own show to deal with whatever version of the Hand his old pal Davos (Dhawan) decides to make in his image. Perhaps Eve will be part of that. Or, perhaps, she’ll be another upstart in the business world with her sights on Rand Enterprises. It remains to be seen what new showrunner Raven Metzner has planned for the series, but it will no doubt be an improvement over the first season.
Iron Fist returns next year.