Today, June 6, was the first day of Netflix’s Geeked Week 2022 celebration, and the highlight of the event was the live-action rendition of One Piece. The fresh information, including the confirmation of additional cast members, is something that we are thrilled to share with you at this time.
The first announcement about One Piece was made in January 2020, although at the time, there was no information available regarding the cast members, an official plot summary, or a release date for the series on Netflix. Instead, the only information that was disclosed was that the series is actually going to be produced and that Netflix will be supporting it.
The fact that the anime was going to be turned into a live-action version was something that a lot of fans of the series really wanted to see happen, so this came as incredibly exciting news for those fans. However, since there were no new updates on the show, the excitement gradually faded away.
In the year 2022, we have at long last been given information regarding this eagerly awaited series. We provide information on all there is to know about the next series, including updates on the release date of One Piece, cast information, a description, and much more.
One Piece release date speculations
Regrettably, Netflix has not yet provided a date for the formal debut of this forthcoming Netflix original series. In order to bring the world of One Piece to life on screen, the cast has been working tirelessly in South Africa. That indicates that it is most likely still in production, and as a result, filming has not been completed yet. Given this information, it appears that we won’t be able to watch the series on Netflix until at least some point in 2023, most likely at the end of that year.
Is filming happening for One Piece?
As was said earlier, production on the show is now taking place in South Africa. Netflix published a film as part of the celebration of Geeked Week to present an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the extremely large sets and the making of the show.
One Piece cast
The actors that will play the Straw Hat Pirates have been cast, and their names have been revealed! Netflix announced the principal cast members in a press statement.
Take a look at the following talented individuals who will be portraying the main roles:
Iaki Godoy, playing the role of Monkey D. Luffy
Roronoa Zoro portrayed by Mackenyu
Nami, played by Emily Rudd
Usopp is played by Jacob Romero Gibson.
Taz Skylar as Sanji
Showrunner, writer, and executive producer Steven Maeda is the man behind the wheel of this television series. It should also be noted that Matt Owens is recognized for his work as a writer and executive producer. This live-action series is going to be produced by a collaboration between Tomorrow Studios, Shueisha, and Netflix.
You may be familiar with Tomorrow Studios as the production company that is also responsible for the upcoming Cowboy Bebop live-action series that will air on Netflix. In addition to that, Eiichiro Oda, the creator of the manga series, has agreed to serve as an executive producer on the adaptation.
During Geeked Week 2022, the identities of some new cast members were revealed!
He (or he) is Captain Morgan, and his name is Langley Kirkwood.
KAYA is the person whose name is Celeste Loots.
He (or he) is KLAHADORE, and his name is Alexander Maniatis.
The title of CHEF ZEFF belongs to Craig Fairbrass (he/him).
MIHAWK is identified as Steven Ward (he/him).
Chioma Umeala, often known as NOJIKO, is a female.
One Piece summary
The live-action series on Netflix is based on the manga, but the streaming service has not yet made an official synopsis available. Therefore, the story follows the same path. The main character of the manga is a young guy by the name of Monkey D. Luffy who embarks on a quest to acquire the legendary treasure known as One Piece and become the King of the Pirates. Along the journey, he gathers together his very own band of buccaneers and gives them the name Straw Hat Pirates for their crew.
We will let you know as soon as Netflix publishes an official show summary.
One Piece episode count
There will be ten episodes included in the first season of the live-action television show.
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