Based on the Manga classic.
Netflix has greenlit Once Piece, a live-action series based on one of the best-selling manga titles of all kind.
The 10-episode series comes from Tomorrow Studios and publisher of One Piece, Shueisha. Tomorrow Studios is also the studio who worked on another upcoming Netflix live-action adaptation of a manga property, Cowboy Bebop.
Following the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his crew of pirates, One Piece explores a fantastical world of exotic islands, and endless oceans as the group search for the ultimate treasure known as the “One Piece” which will see the finder become the next Pirate King.
Steven Maeda (The X-Files) is the writer, showrunner, and executive producer of the project, with Matt Owens (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) also on board as writer/executive producer.
The Tomorrow Studios team of Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements (Cowboy Bebop, Snowpiercer) are also executive producers, alongside Eiichiro Oda, the author of the manga series.
Oda shared a statement (in many languages) on the series’ new official Twitter account. It read, “I know I announced the production of this back in 2017, but these things take time! Preparations have been slowly progressing behind the scenes, and it seems that I can finally make the big announcement: Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service will be lending us their tremendous production support! 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’s popular story was first serialised in Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1997, and since then over 460 million copies have been published worldwide. The series made history in 2015 by obtaining a Guinness World Record title for having the most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author.
More on Netflix’s Once Piece adaptation when we have it.