Everything we know so far about Netflix’s live-action series One Piece – The UBJ

Netflix is ​​getting a live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s beloved manga. Tomorrow Studios, the same production team behind Netflix’s now-cancelled Cowboy Bebop adaptation, is behind the series. Season 1 of Netflix’s One Piece has officially wrapped, so here’s everything we know so far. As far as franchises go, One Piece is one of the most popular and well-known manga series of all time. Since its debut on July 22, 1997 in an issue of Weekly Shnen Jump, 969 chapters and 95 volumes of the manga have been published, with more to come.

With over 462 million copies sold, One Piece is also the best-selling manga of all time, surpassing Dragon Ball, Golgo 13, and Naruto. This also makes One Piece one of the most successful fictional franchises of all time, with more than $21 billion in revenue generated through multiple mangas, movies, video games, and other forms of merchandise.

What is the plot of One Piece?

The plot of One Piece is set on an alternate Earth that is currently experiencing the ‘Golden Age of Pirates’. The seas are ruled by ruthless murderous pirates, and only the strongest have a chance to lay claim to the mythical treasure known as ‘One Piece’, which was left behind by the greatest pirate of all time, Gol D. Roger. Years after the death of Gol D. Roger, a young boy named Monkey D. Luffy dreams of raising his own crew, finding One Piece and proclaiming himself Pirate King.

Luffy gains incredible strength and agility after eating a devil fruit that gives him the ability to turn his body into rubber. When Luffy is an adult, he embarks on his epic journey to become the next Pirate King from Foosha Village in East Blue.

Who is the creator of the One Piece Netflix series?

The primary production company of the series is Tomorrow Studios, as we mentioned. Their notable works include Snowpiercer for TNT and Hanna for Prime Video. Of course, the production company is also preparing Cowboy Bebop for Netflix. Which brings us to the showrunner of the series. The television series One Piece is directed by Steven Maeda. He has worked on shows such as The X Files, Lost, Lie to Me, Helix and Day Break over the course of his long career.
The writing team of One Piece consists of the following people:

Diego Gutierrez
Matt Owens
Allison Weintraub
Ian Stokes
Lindsay Gelfan
Laura Jacqmin
Jason Cho
Damani Johnson
Tom Hyndman

In a virtual Zoom meeting in May 2020, the writers spent their last time working together. The first One Piece episode is expected to be directed by Marc Jobst. His notable directorial credits include episodes of Daredevil, The Punisher and The Witcher on Netflix.

One Piece Netflix Adaptation Cast

This section contains all cast members that have been announced. Visit our full cast guide to Netflix’s One Piece for a more detailed look at which actors and actresses will be appearing in the series. Casting grids revealed some of the characters that will be appearing and their ages before the cast was announced, including:

“Luffy – Age 17, Hispanic/Latino
Zoro – Age 18, Asian
Nami – 19 years, any ethnicity
Usopp – Age 17, Black
Sanji – 19 years, any ethnicity
Garp – Age 55-79, any ethnicity
Koby – 16 years, any ethnicity”

Although we have a separate overview of the first round of castings, here is an overview of the main castings:

Iñaki Godoy plays Monkey D. Luffy
Mackenyu plays Roronoa Zoro
Jacob Gibson plays Usopp
Emily Rudd plays Nami
Taz Skylar plays Sanji

In March 2022, the cast has been expanded with six new members. Here are some examples:

Morgan Davies (she/them) plays Koby
Paulino from Ilia Isorel plays Alvida
Aidan Scott plays Helmeppo
Jeff Ward plays Buggy
McKinley Belcher III plays Arlong
Vincent Regan plays Garp

Peter Gadiot plays Shanks
Sven Ruygrok plays Cabaji
Len-Barry Simons plays Chu
Richard Wright-Firth plays Petty Officer Ukkari
Jean Henry plays Fullbody
Colton Osorio plays Young Luffy

We got even more cast announcements for One Piece on Netflix’s 2022 Geeked Week. A total of six new cast members were announced, including:

Langley Kirkwood is CAPTAIN MORGAN
Celeste Loots is KAYA
Alexander Maniatis is KLAHADORE
Craig Fairbrass is CHEF ZEFF
Steven Ward is MIHAWK
Chioma Umeala is NOJIKO

When will it be available on Netflix?

Filming took forever to start. If it weren’t for the global pandemic, production would likely have started in the summer of 2020. Since then, we’ve had several delays and false start dates for filming.
Most of the shooting takes place in Cape Town’s film studios, where there is plenty of room for the pirate ships. According to someone familiar with the production, three pirate ships have been built for the show so far.

Netflix has officially revealed the script for the first episode on September 3, 2021. It’s called “Romance Dawn” and is written by Matt Owens and Steven Maeda. Steven Maeda announced in early October 2021 that he had arrived in Cape Town (where the series will be filming). According to multiple production listings, filming began in February 2022, and the show was originally set to end on July 10, 2022. Marc Jobst, who directs episodes 1 and 2 of the show, announced on May 8, 2022 that those first two episodes had been filmed on May 7. .

Is the original anime series One Piece available on Netflix?

In the United States, Netflix now has 13 seasons of the original anime series. Seasons available on Netflix in the United States (other regions may vary) include:

East Blue (61 episodes)
Entering into the Grand Line (16 episodes)
Enter Chopper at the Winter Island (15 episodes)
Alabaster (38 episodes)
TV Original 1 (13 episodes)
Sky Island: Skypea (30 episodes)
Sky Island: The Golden Bell (22 episodes)
The Naval Fort (11 episodes)
The Foxy Pirate Crew (22 episodes)
The Chapter “Water Seven” (35 episodes)

Enies Lobby (21 episodes)
CP9 (22 episodes)
Goodbye Going Merry (19 episodes)


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