The One Piece Live Action series by Tomorrow Studios and Netflix is one of the most anticipated animanga live action adaptations in history. Original author Eiichiro Oda‘s involvement in the production gave hope to fans that the final product wouldn’t turn up like Dragon Ball Evolution.
Speaking of Oda, he has given an update on the current state of the project and as of May 4, 2023, the team is in the final stage, with 8 episodes of Season 1 completed (with the scripts of all 10 episodes already done)! The length of each episode isn’t revealed yet.
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Matt Owens will be the show’s writer, while Becky Clements and Steven Maeda will serve as executive producers. Adelstein revealed in a video message displayed at Jump Festa in 2017 that the live-action television adaptation of the One Piece manga will commence with the ‘East Blue arc’ and extend it from there.
Netflix will exclusively stream the live-action series. The first season will have ten episodes. Oda will serve as an executive producer.
The tale of One Piece takes set in a parallel Earth when the ‘Golden Age of Pirates’ is in full swing. The seas are ruled by ruthless pirates, and only the strongest can claim the legendary ‘One Piece’ fortune left behind by the greatest pirate of them, Gol D. Roger.
Years after Gol D. Roger’s death, Monkey D. Luffy dreams of establishing his own crew, locating One Piece, and becoming the Pirate King.
Luffy has incredible strength and agility after eating a devil fruit that turns his body into rubber. He leaves Foosha Village in East Blue on his epic expedition to become the next Pirate King.
Netflix has been substantially investing in animation show live-action adaptations. The corporation has announced a Yu Yu Hakusho series for 2023. The firm revealed some of the Avatar: The Last Airbender cast in August (which we also recently learned includes Daniel Dae Kim). And the live-action Cowboy Bebop premieres on November 19th.
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