The official Twitter account of Netflix One Piece Live-Action Series dropped a brand new key visual on Jan 30, 2023. The visual features Luffy (played by Inaki Godoy) with his signature straw hat pose. The visual also reveals that the series will debut in 2023.
Netflix also presented a visual on their official page for the series with the main cast alongside the Going Merry ship.
The One Piece live-action cast includes Iñaki Godoy, who portrays Monkey D. Luffy, Emily Rudd as Nami, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar will play Sanji. Colton Osorio will portray a young Luffy.
Furthermore, Peter Gadiot will play Shanks, Morgan Davies as Koby, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida, Aidan Scott as Helmeppo, Jeff Ward as Buggy, McKinley Belcher III as Arlong, and Vincent Regan as Garp.
The other cast members include:
- 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
The live-action will be adapting the East-Blue Saga from the One Piece manga and then “broaden from there”. Matt Owens will serve as the upcoming show’s writer, while Steven Maeda and Becky Clements will be executive producers along with Eiichiro Oda.
Nicole Hirsch Whittaker, the cinematographer of the series stated that the series will not be a carbon copy of the anime. Also a timelapse for the making of Going Merry, Baratie, and Miss Love Duck, among other ships from the series was shown in the video revealed last year by the official Netflix Youtube channel.
Netflix will exclusively stream the series, produced by Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between producer Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios. The first season will have ten episodes.