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One Piece is an upcoming live-action television series based on the manga of the same name, produced by Tomorrow Studios for the streaming service Netflix.[1][2]

Eiichiro Oda will serve as executive producer for the series alongside Tomorrow Studios' CEO Marty Adelstein and President Becky Clements.[1] Steven Maeda is the series' showrunner and, along with Matt Owens, an executive producer and writer.[3] Other writers include Diego Gutierrez, Allison Weintraub, Ian Stokes, Lindsay Gelfand, Laura Jacqmin, Jason Cho, Damani Johnson, and Tom Hyndman.[4]

The series was first announced on July 21, 2017 by Weekly Shonen Jump editor-in-chief Hiroyuki Nakano to commemorate the manga's 20th anniversary.


With the series' announcement, Oda commented that "the first condition [he] presented is that the live-action [sic] will be faithful to the fans who have supported ‘One Piece’ for 20 years".[5] A few days later, Adelstein predicted that its budget "could set a new record for the highest production cost in television drama history" as "the work's worldwide fame merits this scale of production".[6] The series will reportedly begin with the East Blue Saga.[7] In May 2020, Tomorrow Studios had planned to begin filming the series in South Africa by the end the year.[8] However, in December Variety magazine reported that One Piece had not "set a start date" in an article about South Africa's lifting of COVID-19 travel restrictions.[9]

In September 2020, Matt Owens discussed adapting the series on a YouTube live-stream hosted by fans of the franchise.[10] Owens explained that he hoped to introduce the franchise to new audiences through live-action version and that writers' ambition for each episode is to replicate the manga's ability to make readers "laugh," "cry" and "go 'holy shit!'"; however, the East Blue arc will be less episodic and the series' humor will be suited to contemporary Western sensibilities. Owens also recounted that he was given Oda's approval after explaining how significant the franchise had been in his life.[11]

In March 2021, a social media post by Maeda, which featured a photo of an office door labeled Project Roger, suggested that in-person work on the series had resumed. On February 1, 2022, Netflix confirmed that the series was in production.[12]


In January 2020, it was announced that the first season will consist of ten episodes,[2] with the plot starting at the East Blue Saga.[7] The first episode is titled "Romance Dawn".[13]


Cast members were first revealed on November 9, 2021, starting with the actors for the first five Straw Hats being announced on the official series Twitter.[14] The actors for Koby, Alvida, Helmeppo, Buggy, Arlong, and Garp were announced on March 8, 2022.[15]

Character Actor
Monkey D. Luffy Iñaki Godoy
Roronoa Zoro Mackenyu
Nami Emily Rudd
Usopp Jacob Romero Gibson
Sanji Taz Skylar
Shanks Peter Gadiot
Koby Morgan Davies


Ilia Isorelýs Paulino
Helmeppo Aidan Scott
Buggy Jeff Ward
Arlong McKinley Belcher III
Garp Vincent Regan
Fullbody Jean Henry
Chew Len-Barry Simons


  • On March 8, 2019, a listing for One Piece appeared on Netflix in the “American Programmes” category,[16] but was removed the next day.[17][18] It reappeared with the Netflix Original branding once the first season was announced in January 2020.[19]
  • According to South African president Cyril Ramaphosa, this series is Netflix's largest production in the continent of Africa.[20]


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