As per the reports, Netflix has placed an order for a live-action show based on One Piece, the world popular Japanese manga as well as anime franchise. It could be possibly a ten-episode series from the publisher Snucisha and Tomorrow Studios. Though the studio is also working on Netflix’s forthcoming Cowboy Bebop Show.
The showrunner will be Steven Maeda as per the news as well as writer and producer with Matt Owens also writes and premiere producing. The upcoming executive producer credits go to One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda and Tomorrow Studio’s Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements. Though in 2017, plans for the series have declared Netflix was not keen at that point.
‘I know that I have declared the production of this back in 2017, but these all will take time,” said Oda on Twitter via a handwritten note. “Preparations are taking place slowly behind the scenes, and it seems that I can finally make the big declaration: Netflix will be lending us their great production supports. This is very much encouraging! How long will the story last over the 10 episodes of season 1? Who will be the cast? Please be patient a little longer and get tuned!”
The new one is more step by Netflix to count manga and anime fans. The company has already produced live-action adaptions of properties like Death Note, made high profile acquisitions of the rights the studio Ghibli movies and Neon Genesis Evangelion, and produced its series like Aggretsuko and Castlevania.
At last, we have even not heard or read any One Piece regarding content, but it and its casts are ubiquitous in Japan. The manga sequel gains a Guinness World Record for the most copies ever published. We will update you with some more glimpse soon. Stay tuned!