One Piece is getting a live-action series on Netflix
Heads up Manga and anime series fans! Netflix is developing a live-action series of the popular Japanese manga and anime series One Piece, the giant streaming service announced on Wednesday.
On its Twitter account, the streaming company said 10 episodes of the live-action series is currently in the works. Netflix has partnered with Tomorrow Studios and Shueisha to bring the pirate adventure story to life.
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: A One Piece live action is in the works! @OnePieceNetflix pic.twitter.com/gnuR5JgmXw
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) January 29, 2020
In fact, Netflix has been planning this project since 2017 with “preparations slowly progressing” according to original One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda. “Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, will be lending us their tremendous production support,” he said in a statement via Twitter.
“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!”
Oda-sensei will oversee the live-action #OnePiece series by @stevemaeda and Matt Owens. @NXOnNetflix pic.twitter.com/rFrDOvakLc
— ONE PIECE(ワンピース) Netflix (@onepiecenetflix) January 29, 2020
Eiichiro Oda, author of the manga series, will also be one of the show’s executive producers with Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios. Furthermore, Steven Maeda (Lost, CSI: Miami) and Matt Owens will also serve as showrunners for the series.
However, no words yet from Netflix on who will portray the characters of Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates such as Roronoa Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Sanji, Chopper, Nico Robin, Franky, and Brook.
Meanwhile, the series follows the adventures of Luffy, whose body turned into rubber after eating gomo-gomo devil fruit, in his bid to become king of the pirates.
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