Netflix has officially launched the production of its new live-action A piece series and welcomed his very own Roronoa Zoro with a cool new pic! Officially announced to be in the works a few years ago, the joint production between Netflix, Shueisha and Tomorrow Studios is now moving forward as the show’s cast and crew gathered to celebrate the start of production. Based on the East Blue saga of Eiichiro Oda’s original manga series, the show’s main cast has prepared for the massive new undertaking ahead in a fun way.
Following the start of other cast members like Emily Rudd (who plays Nami in the new Netflix series) and Taz Skylar (who plays Sanji), it would seem that Mackenkyu, who plays Roronoa Zoro in the new series, has s is also rendered on the set. Celebrating the start of his role in filming with a photo of his own acting chair on Instagram, it’s sure to have fans not only of the famous musician-turned-actor excited, but also Zoro fans as to what they can look forward to. expect to see in the new Netflix series. . Check it out below:
Joining Mackenkyu as Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami and Taz Skylar as Sanji are the final two members of the initial Straw Hat crew, Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy and Jacob Romero Gibson as than Usopp. Steven Maeda is showrunner, producer and writer while Matt Owens will serve as executive producer. Original series creator Eiichiro Oda was also heavily involved with the new series and had previously praised the Straw Hats’ cast as such:
“Their faces, the size of their mouths and hands, their aura, the way they hold themselves, their voice, their acting skills, their height, the balance within the Straw Hat crew, etc. …!” Oda continued, “We chose this cast after many discussions with people from all over the world! These are the people who will be our Straw Hat Pirates! It will take a little longer to make this show, but we will continue to do our best to put on a show that we are sure will be enjoyed by everyone in the world! Expect more updates in the future!”
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