One Piece: Netflix Prepares a Live Action Series Adapted From the Manga

One Piece will get its own live action series on Netflix. The streaming service is indeed working on a 10 episode adaptation of the famous manga since 2017. Find out the first available information about the project.

One Piece: Netflix Prepares a Live Action Series Adapted From the Manga

On 29 January 2020, Netflix announced the production of a live action series adapted from One Piece on its Twitter account. As a reminder, the project was first mentioned on the web in 2017. At the time, the name Netflix was not mentioned. Nevertheless, a few months later, an insert dedicated to the One Piece series appeared, obviously by mistake, in the Netflix catalogue. So today’s announcement comes as no surprise.

The creator of One Piece collaborates with Netflix

In a tweet, Netflix confirms the involvement of Eiichiro Oda, creator of the manga, in the project. “I know I announced that this film would be produced in 2017, but these things take time! Preparations are progressing slowly behind the scenes, and it seems that I can finally make the big announcement” explains Eiichiro Oda in a press release relayed by Netflix.

” Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, will be supporting us! It’s so encouraging ! How far will the story progress through the 10 episodes of season 1? Who will be in the casting!? Please wait a little longer and stay tuned ! “promises the famous mangaka.

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At last news, the One Piece series is produced in collaboration with Tomorrow Studio and Shueisha, the Japanese manga publisher. Steven Maeda (The X-Files, Lost) will be in charge of production. In the scenario, Matt Owens (Luke Cage, Agents of SHIELD) is featured. It is not known at this time when the series will be available in the Netflix catalogue. Fans of manga, what do you expect from the show? We are waiting for your opinion in the comments.