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A live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s beloved manga is coming to Netflix. The sequence is being produced by Tomorrow Studios, the identical manufacturing group behind Netflix’s now-canceled Cowboy Bebop adaptation. Filming has now formally wrapped on season 1 on Netflix’s One Piece, so right here’s all the things we all know to date. 

Observe: this preview has been up to date over time to mirror altering particulars in regards to the upcoming live-action sequence. It was final up to date in August 2022. 

As franchises go, One Piece is likely one of the most beloved and well-recognized manga sequence of all time. Since making its debut on July twenty second, 1997 in a problem of Weekly Shōnen Leap, 969 chapters of the manga have been revealed, together with 95 volumes, which continues to extend.

One Piece can also be acknowledged because the highest-selling manga of all time, outselling the likes of Dragon Ball, Golgo 13, and Naruto, with over 462 million copies offered. This additionally makes One Piece one of many highest-grossing fictional franchises of all time, producing over $21 billion in income throughout its a number of mangas, movies, video video games, and varied different items of merchandise.

Netflix’s live-action sequence was first announced again in January 2020 together with the next textual content:

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One Piece announcement – Image: Netflix

Earlier than we dive into the complete preview, right here’s the primary two first seems Netflix has supplied for the sequence to date:

What’s the story of One Piece?

The story of One Piece takes place on an alternate model of Earth, and one that’s presently within the midst of the ‘Golden Age of Pirates’. Ruthless cut-throat pirates rule the seas, and solely the strongest have the prospect to put declare to the legendary treasure often known as ‘One Piece‘ that was left behind by the best pirate of all of them Gol D. Roger. Years after the loss of life of Gol D. Roger, a younger boy by the identify of Monkey D. Luffy has goals of elevating his personal crew, discovering One Piece, and declaring himself as Pirate King.

After consuming a satan fruit that grants Luffy the facility to make his physique like rubber, it provides him huge power and agility. When Luffy lastly comes of age, he units sail from Foosha Village in East Blue and units upon his grand journey to turn into the following Pirate King.

A younger Luffy eats the Gum-Gum Fruit – Copyright. Toei Animation

Who’s behind Netflix’s One Piece sequence?

As we talked about above, the important thing manufacturing firm behind the sequence is Tomorrow Studios. Their notable tasks consists of Hanna for Prime Video and Snowpiercer for TNT. In fact, the manufacturing firm can also be readying up Cowboy Bebop for Netflix too.

That leads us to our showrunner for the sequence.

Steven Maeda goes to be the showrunner for One Piece. His lengthy profession has had him concerned with titles like The X Recordsdata, Misplaced, Misinform Me, Helix and Day Break.

Steven Maeda Showrunner One Piece

Steven Madea repping a One Piece jumper

The writing workers for One Piece additionally consists of:

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

The writers spent their final time collectively on a digital Zoom assembly in Might 2020.

one piece writers room

One Piece Author’s Room – Image: Steven Madea Instagram

Marc Jobst is anticipated to direct the primary episode of One Piece. He’s notably directed episodes of Netflix’s Daredevil, The Punisher, and The Witcher.

The place is One Piece in manufacturing and when will it launch on Netflix?

Filming took perpetually to get underway.

, and if it wasn’t for the worldwide pandemic, then we might have probably seen manufacturing begin within the Summer time of 2020. Since then, we’ve had a number of delays and false filming begin dates.

A lot of the filming is happening at Cape City Movie Studios, which has ample area for the pirate ships, and in keeping with somebody aware of the manufacturing, they’ve made three pirate ships for the present to date.

cape town film studios beach set

Set particulars for One Piece

In keeping with Steven Maeda, that they had initially deliberate to get underway with manufacturing in 2021.

“We have basically all 10 scripts written. We will start casting when we go back. My suspicion is June 1, but we will start doing our casting. We have a lot of names that we’re talking about, and we should be in production in September [2021]. We have been working very closely with Sensei Oda. So, we’re going to get started, and this one is very big. I mean, Snowpiercer was a big production; this is even bigger.”

Nonetheless, these plans have been seemingly pushed again since we began seeing followers recognizing manufacturing ongoing all through February and into March 2021.

You’ll be able to see a few of the behind-the-scenes snaps we found online beneath:

On September third, 2021 Netflix formally unveiled the script for the primary episode. It’s written by Matt Owens and Steven Maeda and is titled “Romance Dawn”.

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One Piece Script for Episode 1

In September 2021, experiences emerged of crew gearing as much as start filming.

In early October 2021, Steven Maeda posted that he had touched down in Cape City (the place the sequence is about to movie).

Filming ultimately received underway in February 2022, with the present scheduled initially set wrap on July tenth, 2022, in keeping with a number of manufacturing listings.

Throughout the first month of manufacturing, the President of South Africa launched a press assertion speaking in regards to the present saying, “One Piece is Netflix’s biggest production project in Africa to date – both in terms of scale and budget, covering South African labour, infrastructure and suppliers.”

He additionally added:

“One Piece, which is set in Cape Town, involves more than 50 South African cast members; more than 1 000 crew member jobs (consisting of 67% previously disadvantaged individuals and 46% youth employees), as well an Academy of Creative Excellence (ACE) mentorship programme for more than 30 young creatives and technicians in collaboration with the SA Film Academy during 2022.”

On Might eighth, 2022, Marc Jobst, who’s directing episodes 1 and a couple of of the present, introduced that these first two episodes had wrapped filming on Might seventh.

In a follow-up Tweet, Jobst mentioned:

“Farewell South Africa. Land of sunshine, hard work, little creatures that visit each day, and mountains that every day took my breath away. Thank you to the incredibly talented crew that help bring this show to life.
Now to the next stage…the cut”

In keeping with an interview with KFTV, there shall be a number of underwater segments in Netflix’s One Piece:

“Netflix’s forthcoming pirate journey sequence One Piece – We have now been filming at Cape City Movie Studios within the deep-water tank. There are numerous scenes that require VFX parts, and scenes with key actors underwater.

The Frog Squad is a one-stop-shop for these sequences, working hand-in-hand with the stunt group and creatives. We offer the dive supervisor, business divers, water security and underwater digital camera group. Frog Squad additionally supplies the underwater cameras, underwater comms and diving tools, in addition to the working platforms underwater.

We spent weeks coaching the assorted solid for the sequences, ensuring they’re snug and in a position to work on SCUBA. The coaching included the doubles and the youthful solid as effectively.

Producer Chris Symes all the time leads from the entrance giving his crew the instruments and manpower required to realize the work scheduled. We have now been capturing with the Alexa Mini LF, and custom-made lenses for the present.”

At Netflix’s Geeked Week in June 2022, we received our very first take a look at a few of the units and idea artwork for the sequence, in addition to an introduction by actor Iñaki Godoy and showrunners Steven Maeda and Matt Owens:

Filming wrapped for the sequence on August twenty second, 2022, with a number of solid members taking to social media to share the information.

Taz Skylar posted on Instagram saying:

“And just like that… I’m done
Thank you @onepiecenetflix for the opportunity to test myself beyond what I thought was possible.
I was struggling A LOT with my mental health when I first came into this massive new chapter. I didn’t really know which way was up or where I sat in the mix of all of this. But now I’m on the other side. I feel reborn as an adult. As someone who knows who he is, what he can do and exactly where he’s going.”

Emily Rudd posted:

“what a wild & wonderful almost year this has been y’all i am so full of gratitude and big juicy ghibli-style tears 🧡 thank u @onepiecenetflix & everyone involved for making this one of the most special experiences of my life and career, and thank u to y’all for trusting and supporting me in bringing our girl to life 🍊 this dream role was a much bigger dream than i could’ve ever imagined. thank u thank u thank u love u”

Forged for One Piece Netflix adaptation

one piece netflix cast

This part consists of all of the introduced solid members. For an extra breakdown of what actors and actresses will function within the sequence, head on over to our full solid information for Netflix’s One Piece.

Earlier than we had the solid introduced, casting grids revealed a few of the characters that can function and their age ranges, together with:

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

In November 2021, we received One Piece’s first set of castings.

Whereas we’ve received a full breakdown of the primary spherical of castings individually, right here’s a breakdown of the primary castings:

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

Iñaki Godoy spoke to Vainness Teen about taking part in the primary character within the sequence, saying:

“To portray a character like Luffy is one of the greatest honors of my career and I know that this experience will stay with me forever regardless of the outcome.”

The solid was expanded in March 2022 with an extra 6 solid members. These embody:

  • Morgan Davies (they/them) will play Koby
  • Ilia Isorelýs Paulino will play Alvida
  • Aidan Scott will play Helmeppo
  • Jeff Ward will play Buggy
  • McKinley Belcher III will play Arlong
  • Vincent Regan will play Garp

Moreover, we all know:

  • Peter Gadiot will play Shanks
  • Sven Ruygrok will play Cabaji
  • Len-Barry Simons will play Chu
  • Richard Wright-Firth will play Petty Officer Ukkari
  • Jean Henry will play Fullbody
  • Colton Osorio will play Younger Luffy

At Netflix’s 2022 Geeked Week, we received much more solid bulletins for One Piece. 6 new solid members have been introduced in whole, together with:

  • 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
netflix one piece geeked week cast announcements

One Piece Geeked Week Forged Bulletins

What number of episodes shall be in season 1 of One Piece?

When the present was first introduced, ten episodes have been confirmed. Madea later confirmed there are “10 scripts”.

We must always in all probability focus on the rumors surrounding One Piece being diminished to eight episodes. A casting sheet that was reported by Murphy’s Multiverse indicated that there can be eight episodes as a substitute of the initially deliberate ten. We’ve been unable to get affirmation on this however we’re nonetheless anticipating 10.

Will there be a season 2 of One Piece?

As we alluded to above, an immense quantity of supply materials may be lined in a live-action adaptation.

Within the anime, the episode rely presently stands at 1030 (as of August 2022), there’s no probability that the live-action adaptation may have that variety of episodes.

If additional seasons are anticipated sooner or later, we will anticipate to see loads of filler glossed over and the story of the arcs lower up.

Whereas the concept of reducing up any of the One Piece tales could also be blasphemous, how on the earth can a live-action sequence cowl 95 volumes of manga in just a few seasons? Every season might cowl the respective ‘Saga’ with a choose variety of story arcs.

The primary season of the live-action adaptation will cowl the recruitment of Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji and finish with Luffy’s struggle in opposition to Arlong.

Is the One Piece unique anime sequence on Netflix?

Netflix now has 13 seasons of the unique anime sequence in america.

The seasons Netflix US (different areas will range) are streaming consists of:

  • East Blue (61 episodes)
  • Getting into into the Grand Line (16 episodes)
  • Enter Chopper on the Winter Island (15 episodes)
  • Alabasta (38 episodes)
  • TV Unique 1 (13 Episodes)
  • Sky Island: Skypiea (30 episodes)
  • Sky Island: The Golden Bell (22 episodes)
  • The Naval Fortress (11 episodes)
  • The Cunning Pirate Crew (22 episodes)
  • The “Water Seven” Chapter (35 episodes)
  • Enies Foyer (21 episodes)
  • CP9 (22 episodes)
  • Goodbye Going Merry (19 episodes)

Every thing Else We Know About Netflix’s One Piece

And at last, whereas Cowboy Bebop may recommend we’re getting an intro to the live-action sequence much like the anime itself, we needed to spotlight this unbelievable intro right here.

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