A ten-episode live-action rendition of One Piece found a new home at Netflix on Wednesday according to trade news and a press announcement from the streamer. The news comes following word that broke in July of 2017 that a live-action series was in the works from Shueisha, and Marty Adelstein’s Tomorrow Studios, the same company involved with the current serial production of Cowboy Bebop – also for the streamer.
A multitude of adventures outline One Piece which took off as a hit manga beginning in 1997. The franchise expanded itself greatly into television and original video animes with its story centered on Monkey D. Luffy and his epic, action-packed and sprawling quest to find said ‘piece’ and claim the title of “King Of The Pirates”. The manga has sold over 460 million copies in its nearing 23-year history, birthed from author/creator Eiichiro Oda who took to Twitter for a statement on the new television series:
— onepiecenetflix (@onepiecenetflix) January 29, 2020
Showrunner Steven Maeda is penning the series with Matt Owens. Both are exec producing along with Oda, and Tomorrow Studios’ Adelstein, and Becky Clements (Cowboy Bebop, Snowpiercer, Hanna).