One Piece Live-Action Series Based On Manga Ordered By Netflix
Grab your straw hats, folks, it looks like Netflix is going treasure hunting! The popular streaming company has announced that it has ordered a live-action One Piece series based on the classic manga! The 10-episode series is set as a collaboration between One Piece publisher and Tomorrow Studios, the latter of which is already working on another live-action Netflix series adaptation of yet another classic manga, Cowboy Bebop.
For those unaware, One Piece follows the adventures of one Monkey D. Luffy and his crew as they search for the “One Piece,” known as the world’s ultimate treasure that would enable Luffy to become the next Pirate King. The Netflix series writer and showrunner is Steven Maeda (Lost, The X-Files), while Matt Owens (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Luke Cage) will serve as writer/executive producer. Representing Tomorrow Studios is Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements as executive producers alongside Eiichiro Oda, the manga series’ original author.
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) January 29, 2020
Eiichiro Oda weighs in with his own comments via the Netflix Twitter account, apologizing for the delay following the announcement of the series in 2017. “I know I announced the production of this back in 2017, but these things take time,” he said. “Preparations have been slowly progressing behind the scenes, and it seems that I can finally make the big announcement: Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, will be lending us their tremendous production support! This is so encouraging!! How far will the story progress over the 10 episodes of Season 1? Who will be cast!? Please be patient a little longer and stay tuned!!”
The Netflix One Piece series is currently in development.
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