One Piece Live-Action Season 2 To Air In 2025; New Co-Showrunner Appointed!

Percy Jackson and the Olympians co-executive producer Joe Tracz will be working as writer, executive producer & co-showrunner alongside Matt Owens.

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Deadline had reported on April 23, 2024, that the much awaited One Piece Live-action season 2 will come sooner than fans anticipated!

According to the officials, the filming process for One Piece Live-action season 2 will start in June 2024, aiming for a 2025 release year! What’s more, there’s a new co-showrunner appointed for the new season.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians co-executive producer Joe Tracz has been confirmed as writer, executive producer and co-showrunner and he will be working alongside Matt Owens, the other co-showrunner. Meanwhile, the previous co-showrunner for season 2, Steve Maeda, will be involved in season 2 as an executive producer.

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Joe Tracz expressed his enthusiasm to join the crew for season 2 and mentioned that this project would be his BIGGEST yet!

“I’ve been lucky to work on big adaptations of several beloved series, and they don’t come bigger or more beloved than One Piece. I’m a huge fan of Oda-san’s incredible imagination and I was blown away by what the live-action team created in Season One. So it’s a dream and a joy to come aboard the Going Merry as it enters the Grand Line for an even more giant Season Two.”

Matt Owens comments on Joe Tracz working along with him for One Piece Live-action season 2, stating that Joe’s immense treasure of experience will help the crew swim through the shallow waters of what the new season will offer.

“Joe has brought a wealth of enthusiasm and experience into our second season that will help take One Piece to new heights. We’re incredibly lucky to have him as a co-captain of this ship. The best crew on the seas grows larger!”

I knew that people would really like him”: Matt Owens was Surprised to See  Marvel Star's Popularity After Playing a One Piece Villain

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Series creator Eiichiro Oda first confirmed that One Piece Live-action will return with season 2 on Sept 15, 2024, and everyone’s excited to see how the adaptation will take Luffy’s journey ahead in real life, given how successful the first season was.

About One Piece

One Piece is a Japanese manga series by author Eiichiro Oda.

Eiichiro Oda started the serialization of the manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine on July 19, 1997.

On March 3, 2023, the latest volume, Volume 105, was published, and the next volume will be published on July 6.

One Piece has also received an anime adaptation. The TV anime has released 1064 episodes.

The latest entry in the franchise, One Piece Film Red, premiered in Japan in August 2022.

It is the 8th highest-earning film of all time in Japan and also topped Japan’s box office for the year 2022 in terms of both yen earned and tickets sold.

One Piece Synopsis:

The tale of One Piece takes place on 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’s fruit that turns his body into rubber.

He leaves Foosha Village in East Blue on his epic expedition to become the next Pirate King.

Source: Deadline