This Is Us star Lyric Ross is joining Dominique Thorne and Anthony Ramos in Marvel and Disney+’s upcoming series Ironheart.
The show centers on the teenage Riri Williams (Thorne), a genius inventor, who, in the comics, builds her own version of the Iron Man suit in an MIT dorm.
Ross will play Williams’ best friend. Ramos’ character is being kept secret, but sources say he could be the show’s villain.
Ironheart was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mike Deodato and debuted in 2016’s Invincible Iron Man No. 7.
At certain points in the comics, she even takes over for Tony Stark as Iron Man; in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., heroically died fighting power-mad Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.
Chinaka Hodge is the head writer for the series. Development on the Ironheart series was first announced during Disney’s investor day presentation in 2020.