Onesumore: Netflix’s Live-Action ‘One Piece’ Series: Everything We Know
A piece fans rejoice, a live adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s beloved manga is coming to Netflix. A total of ten episodes have been ordered so far and will be produced by the same studio, Tomorrow Studios, which is currently working on the upcoming Netflix. Cowboy Bebop adaptation. Here is the latest production news and what we know so far A piece season 1.
As the franchises progress, A piece is one of the most beloved and recognized manga series of all time. Since its debut on July 22, 1997 in an issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump, 969 chapters of the manga have been published, as well as 95 volumes and more!
– NX (@NXOnNetflix) January 29, 2020
A piece is also recognized as the best-selling manga of all time, surpassing the likes of Dragon ball, Golgo 13, and Naruto with over 462 million copies sold. It also makes A piece one of the highest grossing fictitious franchises of all time, has generated more than $ 21 billion in revenue from its multiple manga, films, video games and various other products.
The original animated series is also joining Netflix. Several seasons are expected to hit Netflix in the United States and other regions in June 2020.
What is the story of A piece?
The story of A piece takes place on an alternate version of Earth, and one that is currently in the midst of the “Golden Age of Pirates”. Ruthless and relentless pirates rule the seas, and only the strongest have the chance to claim the mythical treasure known as “ One Piece ” which was left behind by the greatest pirate of all, Gol D. Roger. Years after Gol D. Roger’s death, a young boy named Monkey D. Luffy dreams of raising his own crew, finding One Piece, and declaring himself a Pirate King.
After eating a devil fruit that gives Luffy the power to make his body like rubber, it gives him tremendous strength and agility. When Luffy finally comes of age, he leaves the village of Foosha in East Blue and sets out on his great adventure to become the next Pirate King.
The show currently lists a TV-14 rating on IMDb although this has yet to be officially confirmed by Netflix although was mentioned on a stream by Matt Owens.
Where is A piece in production and when will it be released on Netflix?
It’s far too early to know a release date, but at the earliest we could see the action live. A piece series in 2021.
Five months after its initial announcement, we have new production information thanks to an interview with Marty Adelstein via Syfy.
According to the interview, production was due to start in the summer of 2020, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, this has been postponed. However, Marty said they hope to “ramp up later this year.”
Filming is scheduled to take place in Cape Town, South Africa. He also added:
“We basically have all 10 scripts written. We will start the casting when we get back. I suspect it’s June 1, but we’re going to start doing our casting. We have a lot of names we’re talking about, and we should be in production in September. We work closely with Sensei Oda. So, let’s start, and this one is really big. I want to say, Snowpiercer was a big production; it’s even bigger.
In June 2020, we learned that the production (via ProductionWeekly) of A piece is scheduled to start on August 31, 2020 and is scheduled to end on February 8, 2021.
These plans have apparently been pushed back as we started to see fans spot the ongoing production throughout February and through March 2021. You can see some of the behind-the-scenes shots we found online below. below:
– A NETFLIX ONE-PIECE FAN (@OP_Netflix_Fan) March 8, 2021
– OCJ (@ OCJ828) February 10, 2021
The majority of filming appears to be taking place at Cape Town film studios, which have ample space for pirate ships, and according to someone familiar with the production, three pirate ships have been made for the show so far.
Given the current production schedule for the series, we do not expect A piece to arrive on Netflix until the end of 2021 or 2022.
Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, will provide us with tremendous production support! It is so encouraging !! How far will the story progress over the 10 episodes of Season 1? Who will be thrown !? Please be patient a little longer and stay tuned !! “
– NX (@NXOnNetflix) January 29, 2020
Could we see more than one season?
There is an immense amount of source material that can be covered in a live adaptation. In the anime, the number of episodes is currently 909, there is no chance that the live-action adaptation will have that number of episodes. If more seasons are expected in the future, we can expect to see a lot of filler skipped and the story of the arcs cut off.
While the idea of cutting one of the A piece stories can be blasphemous, how on earth can a live-action series cover 95 manga volumes in just a few seasons? Each season can cover the respective “Saga” which has a number of story arcs.
The first season of the live-action adaptation will cover recruiting Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji and will end with Luffy’s fight against Arlong.
Cast for Netflix One Piece adaptation
No casting has been confirmed for A piece yet, although some names have been thrown around.
Emily Rudd is a name that has been on and off on the IMDb page for a while, but unfortunately no confirmation and additional warning that anyone can add IMDb updates.
There’s a great breakdown of what we got to see from the cast in this video from Randy Troy (who is a must-see channel for fans of A piece).
Other Live-Action adaptations on Netflix
A piece isn’t the first live-action anime adaptation, and it sure won’t be the last. As of this writing, Netflix is currently working on live action. Cowboy Bebop series and The last air Master.
Other live adaptations on Netflix are:
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