Almost three months after the respective cast was announced, Netflix has brought good news about its next live action series, based on the One Piece manga by author Eiichiro Oda. On the whole with Tomorrow Studios (Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop, TNT’s Snowpiercer, Amazon Prime’s Hanna) and Shueisha Publishingthese major entertainment companies will collaborate to create this magnificent series. With Iñaki Godoy (actor who participated in the Who Killed Sara? series), he will play Monkey D. Luffy; Arata Mackenyu (in the character of Enishi Yukishiro, in Ruroni Kenshin: Final Chapter) as Rornoa Zoro; Emily Rudd (from the movie Fear Street) as Nami; Jacob Romero Gibson (All Rise actor) as Usopp; and finally Taz Skylar (from Boiling Point) as Sanji, production has officially begun and to celebrate this important occasion, Netflix GEEKED shared several pictures of how was the first day of recordings.
The series contemplated for 10 episodes, addresses the hilarious adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate crew as they explore a fantastic world of endless oceans and exotic islands, under the mission to find the ultimate treasure of the world known as “One Piece” and thus become the next Pirate King. Steven Maeda (also in charge of series like Lost and The X-Files) is the writer, director and executive producer of this new series; and for his part, Matt Owens (Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Marvel’s Luke Cage) is writing and part producing. Oda is executive producerhand in hand with Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements from Tomorrow Studios (Netflix and Tomorrow Studios being the co-producers of the live action).
“We’ve been working with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios on the huge project that is the Hollywood live-action series adaptation of ONE PIECE! How many years has it been since it was announced right? I know, I know. for sure we’ve been making steady progress all along. It’s not easy when working with people from different cultures! But it’s precisely that process that can lead to something special. For now, we can announce the main cast! Rather, we have to hurry to announce it, or it will leak, apparently! Hilarious, lol. Their face, the size of their mouths and hands, their aura, the way they carry themselves, their voice, their acting skills, their height, the balance between the Straw Hat team, etc…”, commented Oda in the first official statement which announced the news of the distribution of One Piece. “We have decided on this cast after numerous discussions involving people from all over the world! These are the people who will be our Straw Hat Pirates! It will take a little longer to finish this series, but we will continue to do our best.” to deliver a series that we’re sure everyone will like. Please look forward to more updates in the future.”
On the other hand, Maeda and Owens added: “We are so excited to set sail with this incredibly talented cast! Finding the right people to portray the look, emotions, and actions of the iconic Straw Hats has been a long and challenging (and fun!) process. Just like the search for One Piece itself. But we’ve finally found the perfect fit! They’ve already started working really hard to bring these characters to life. You’ll get to know and love them as much as their manga counterparts! All of us can’t wait to show you what we’ve come up with! On with the adventure.”
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