Netflix announces One Piece live-action series
James R | On 30, Jan 2020
One of the best-selling manga series of all time, One Piece, is coming to Netflix.
The manga, written by Eiichiro Oda, has captivated fans for many years and sold over 460 million copies. Now, Netflix is partnering with Tomorrow Studios (Cowboy Bebop, Snowpiercer, Hanna) and Shueisha to bring the pirate adventure story from Japan to audiences around the world as a 10-episode live action series.
Netflix will handle physical production, with Steven Maeda on board as Writer, Showrunner and Executive Producer, alongside Writer and Executive Producer Matt Owens, plus Executive Producers Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios.
Oda will also serve as Executive Producer. He announced the news on Twitter with the following statement: “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 I can finally make the big announcement: Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, will be lending us their tremendous production support! This is so encouraging!! How far will the story progress over the 10 episodes of Season 1? Who will be cast!? Please be patient a little longer and stay tuned!!”