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Netflix Hit Show One Piece Gets New Season
The hit show based on the world's most popular anime and manga will be renewed for a second season
The official Twitter account representing the Hollywood live-action rendition of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga disclosed on Thursday that Netflix has officially approved a second season for the show. In a video announcement, the manga's original creator, Oda, conveyed a message, and fans were treated to a teaser image showcasing Tony Tony Chopper. Although initially slated for 10 episodes, the series debuted exclusively on Netflix on August 31st with eight episodes.
On the same day, the series' soundtrack was also unveiled, featuring the enchanting central theme "WEALTH FAME POWER," crafted by renowned songwriters, composers, and music producers Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli, recognized for their work on The Witcher.
The cast of the live-action adaptation includes:
Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy
Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro
Emily Rudd as Nami
Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp
Taz Skylar as Sanji
Morgan Davies as Koby
Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida
Aidan Scott as Helmeppo
McKinley Belcher III as Arlong
Vincent Regan as Garp
Peter Gadiot as Shanks
Alexander Maniatis as Klahadore
Steven Ward as Mihawk
Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff
Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan
Celeste Loots as Kaya
Chioma Umeala as Nojiko
Colton Osorio as Young Monkey D. Luffy
It's worth noting that the original Japanese voice actors for Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji from the One Piece T.V. anime have reprised their roles in the Japanese dub of the series. Additionally, Iñaki Godoy and Taz Skylar provide the voices for Luffy and Sanji in the Spanish version. The series swiftly ascended to the top position in its first two weeks of release, accumulating a total of 18.5 million views, 140.1 million viewing hours, and an average runtime of 7 hours and 34 minutes in the first week, and 19.3 million views, 145.7 million viewing hours, and the same average runtime in the second week.
Tomorrow Studios produced the live-action adaptation, a collaborative venture between producer Marty Adelstein, known for projects like Prison Break and Teen Wolf, and ITV Studios. The show's writer was Matt Owens, acclaimed for his work on Luke Cage and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. At the same time, Steven Maeda and Becky Clements assumed executive producer roles.
Oda, the original creator, also played a pivotal role as an executive producer. He had previously emphasized that the series would only launch when he was delighted. He stressed the significance of all stakeholders working harmoniously to bring the project to fruition.
In a video message delivered at Jump Festa in 2017, Adelstein unveiled that the Hollywood live-action T.V. series adaptation of One Piece would commence with the East Blue arc and subsequently broaden its scope. After extensive discussions with Oda, he reaffirmed his dedication to creating an authentic One Piece experience.