Following the successful debut of the One Piece live-action series, Marty Adelstein, the CEO of Tomorrow Studios, which produces the show in collaboration with manga creator Eiichiro Oda and publisher Shueisha, has an exciting news in store for all the fans.
Marty has confirmed with Variety that the scripts for the highly anticipated One Piece live-action season 2 is already completed.
“We’ve got scripts ready,” he said.
Talking about the plausible timeline for season 2, Becky Clements, President of Tomorrow Studios, commented that the production for the second season cannot begin until the SAG-AFTRA strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) is resolved.
However, all hope is not lost, as she went on to say that once the production resumes, they intend to get work done swiftly, and that they would release One Piece live-action season 2 as early as next year.
“Realistically, hopefully, a year away, if we move very quickly, and that is a possibility. Somewhere between a year and 18 months, we could be ready for air.”
Even though the series has garnered 18.5 million views and catapulted to the first position of Netflix’s English-language TV series, the streaming giant has not yet renewed the series for a second season.
Netflix’s live action adaptation of One Piece started streaming on the platform from Aug 31, 2023.
The 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
It was previously revealed that the original Japanese voice actors will be returning to portray their characters for the Japanese dub of the live-action adaptation
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.
The soundtrack for the live action, titled “Wealth, Fame, Power,” is composed by Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli, best known for their work on “The Witcher“.
Netflix will exclusively stream the series, produced by Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between producer Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios.
The live action adaptation was under production in South Africa since Feb 1, 2022.