Netflix One Piece Live-Action Adaptation begins its production of the upcoming series

Netflix has confirmed that its live-action adaptation of the popular manga and anime, One Piece, has started its production. A tweet from Netflix Geeked showed photos of the cast and crew heading to the set.

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Netflix first announced its plan to create a live-action adaptation of One Piece back in 2017 but as you already know, the production took a while to begin. The previous major announcement that happened in regards to the live-action adaptation occurred back in November 2021 when the official cast list was revealed.

The photos showed actress Emily Rudd (Nami) as well as from-behind shots of Jacob Romero Gibson (Usopp), Taz Skylar (Sanji), and Iñaki Godoy (Luffy). Mackenyu was not in any photos but he will play as Zoro. Set chairs for executive producers Matt Owens (writer of the series) and Steve Maeda were also shown. The creator of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda, is also an executive producer of this live adaptation.

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According to the comments from the initial announcement, the story of the series will begin in the East Blue story arc and then will move outward from that point. East Blue is the introduction arc of the anime and manga in which it sees the aspiring pirate Luffy sets off for his voyage for the Grand Line and meets his crewmates Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji.

The studio that will handle One Piece is the same studio that produced the live-action Cowboy Bebop series, Tomorrow Studios. As the production of the live-action adaptation of One Piece has only just begun, you can check out the 1,000th episode of the anime adaptation of One Piece or you can read the 1,000th chapter of its manga. There’s also an upcoming film, One Piece Film Red, slated to premiere on August 2022.