First 'One Piece' poster reveals release window for live-action adaptation
Iñaki Godoy will play lead Monkey D. Luffy in the live-action series.
With Netflix confirming that a live-action series of the popular manga series One Piece will debut this year, the Straw Hat Pirates are primed and ready to set sail. Netflix shared the exciting news on Twitter with the series' first poster. Although, the streamer has yet to reveal what month the series will premiere, fans should look forward to setting sail with Luffy and co soon.
Newly released poster showing protagonist Monkey D. Luffy (Iñaki Godoy). The poster was careful to avoid details of expectations for the live-action adaptation, which is understandable since the project is highly anticipated by fans of the franchise. Netflix has announced for the first time that One Piece will be joining its growing roster of live-action anime and manga series in 2020. The streamer has already developed other live-action adaptations such as Death Note and Cowboy Bebop. Death Note was released in 2017, and Cowboy Bebop debuted in 2021, and now One Piece will debut this year.
The live-action version will finish filming in South Africa in August 2022, and season 1 will consist of 10 episodes, as Netflix is currently ordering only one season. The production of the play will officially kick off in 2020 Cape Town, but postponed due to the pandemic, to resume in March 2021. Netflix's One Piece adaptation is in partnership with Tomorrow Studios, with manga creator Eichiro Oda joining Matt Owens (Luke Cage, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Steve Maeda (CSI: Miami, Lost), Marty · Adelstein and Becky Clements. Owens and Maeda also serve as writers and producers.
One Piece manga is a story about adventure, friendship and dreams. It tells the story of the main character, Monkey D. Luffy, a pirate who dreams of becoming "One Piece" by finding the legendary pirate Gol D. Roger's secret treasure One Piece. Along the way, Luffy begins his journey alone, and he finds his crewmates among his friends, who all have their own dreams to achieve. The live-action version will star Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji. Additional cast includes McKinley Belcher III, Morgan Davies, Aidan Scott, Vincent Regan, Jeff Ward, Craig Fairbrass, Langley Kirkwood, Celeste Loots, Alexander Maniatis, Ilia Isorelys Paulino, Chioma Umeala and Steven Ward.
One Piece is scheduled to debut this year. Check out the poster below: