We found out early last year that Netflix was beginning production on a live-action One Piece series. It has been a long time since then, and little by little all kinds of rumors and leaks have appeared that reveal some very interesting details about the serie live action.
In this article we are going to collect all the information that circulates on the network about this long-awaited live action series so that all One Piece fans will be opening their mouths before the series is available on Netflix.
All about the live action series of One Piece
Eiichiro Oda, creator of the anime One Piece, announced the production of the live action series of his masterpiece in 2017. But the matter was delayed and production did not start until the beginning of 2020. According to his words, the preparations they have had very slow progress behind the scenes but with the help of the streaming platform Netflix everything has been flowing after the announcement of the series.
Eiichiro Oda’s comment (Original Creator & Executive Producer): “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:
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) January 29, 2020
The narrative of the live action series of One Piece
The Netflix associated production company that will work on the production of the live action series One Piece will be Tomorrow Studios, a production company that by the way is currently also working on the adaptation of another hit in the anime industry, Cowboy Bebop.
Another fact that we know about the live action series of Monkey D. Luffy and his friends from the Straw Hat Pirates gang is that the first season will have a total of 10 episodes.
Everything seems to indicate that the recording of the live action episodes of this adaptation of One Piece has been filmed in Cape Town, South Africa. Specifically in Cape Town Film Studios, where great successes such as ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ (2015) or ‘Tomb Raider’ (2018) have been filmed.
No details are known about the content of it, we do not know what the plot line will be but it is highly unlikely that the franchise will summarize a story of more than 1,000 chapters in just 10 episodes. In the series we will probably see the recruitment of Zoro, Nami, Usopp y Sanjias well as the fight between Luffy y Arlong.
The rumors circulating on the net indicate that the plot of the live action series will not be as cheerful or as pleasant as in the anime, but will be more raw, explicit and dark, keeping the classic doses of anime and manga humor.
However, we know some very interesting details of the production thanks to Marty Adelstein. In an interview he mentioned that they already have 10 scripts written and that the casting began at the beginning of June 2020. Apparently, the production company is working together with Eiichiro Oda in a very close relationship.
What will the premiere date of the live action series be?
In theory the production of this One Piece series would be planned finish by the end of February 2021. However, the complex and dramatic situation in which we have been involved has been able to delay filming, so we do not really know what the release date of the live action series will be on Netflix.
In fact, there have been many One Piece fans who have come across the iconic ship. Going Merry of the crew of the Straw Hat Pirates, whom they have ended up photographing to share the images on social networks. These are some of the photographs we have found of the ship from the One Piece live action series:
— ONE PIECE NETFLIX FAN (@OP_Netflix_Fan) March 8, 2021
– OCJ (@ OCJ828) February 10, 2021
Below you can see an aerial photograph of the facilities of the Cape Town studios where some scenes from the live-action One Piece series have been shot:
No acts or actresses have been confirmed to have participated in the cast of the Netflix adaptation of One Piece. There have been numerous speculations about it, such as Emily Rudd, Griffin Gluck or Xolo Maridueña, among others, but nothing confirmed. And what do you expect about the first season of the live action One Piece series?
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