Marvel's 'Ironheart' Series At Disney+ Adds 'This Is Us' Star Lyric Ross
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Marvel's 'Ironheart' Series At Disney+ Adds 'This Is Us' Star Lyric Ross

This Is Us star Lyric Ross is joining Disney+’s series Ironheart.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ross will play the best friend to Riri Williams, the teenager who develops her own Iron Man suit after becoming inspired by Tony Stark. Williams becomes the next to take the mantle from Stark in the MCU. In the comics, she similarly took over for Stark, however, in the comics, Stark survives many close shaves, while in the MCU, Stark sacrificed himself for the safety of the universe in Avengers: Endgame.

Ross joins Dominique Thorne, who will play the title character, and Anthony Ramos, whose role is still under wraps. The series’ head writer is Chinaka Hodge, who has written for TNT’s Snowpiercer as well as Apple TV+’s Amazing Stories. Hodge has also written two books of poetry, plays and founded The Getback hip hop collective with Daveed Diggs.

Thorne, who is a relative newcomer in the industry, has been featured in If Beale Street Could Talk and Judas and the Black Messiah.

No release date has been announced yet.

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