The eight-episode series is produced by Tomorrow Studios with Matt Owens serving as the show’s writer and Steven Maeda and Becky Clements as executive producers. The team worked closely with series creator Oda during the creation of the show, and Netflix promised not to launch until Oda was satisfied. With a release date now formally announced for August 31, it seems all parties are in a good place.
Netflix’s ONE PIECE follows the original storyline and in the trailer we see Luffy (Inaki Godoy) begin assembling his crewmates including Zoro (Mackenyu), Nami (Emily Rudd), Usopp (Jacob Romero Gibson), and Sanji (Taz Skylar).
“Considering my expected life span, I believe this is the last chance to bring One Piece to the entire world,” wrote Oda in a message to fans. “If we’re going to do it, I want to be able to supervise things while I’m still active. That’s why I agreed to the live-action adaptation of One Piece back in 2016. Since then, Netflix has committed enormous resources to the product. It was announced that the show will launch in 2023, but they’ve promised that we won’t launch until I’m satisfied.”
Look for ONE PIECE to premiere exclusively on Netflix on August 31.
The COPE is over it’s finally here! Welcome to the world of the ONE PIECE live action. We can’t wait for you to meet our Straw Hat crew. Eiichiro Oda’s epic masterpiece is about to come to life like never before! ONE PIECE sets sail on Augusts 31st. #TUDUM pic.twitter.com/c1S1LM8Z94
— ONE PIECE(ワンピース) Netflix (@onepiecenetflix) June 17, 2023
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