30 Jan Netflix turns ‘One Piece’ into live-action series
The best-selling manga series of all time, “One Piece,” is coming to Netflix as an all new 10 episode live action series.
The streaming giant partnered with Studios and Shueisha to bring this pirate adventure story from Japan to audiences around the world. The original manga, written by Eiichiro Oda, has captivated fans for many years and sold over 460 million copies.
The announcement was made earlier today.
Oda, the author of the manga series, will be part of the production as an Executive Producer.
“I know I announced the production of this back in 2017, but these things take time! Preparations have been slowly progressing behind the scenes, and it seems that I can finally make the big announcement,” he said.
He added that Netflix will be “lending them their tremendous production support.” The creator also added that he found the help encouraging. He also revealed that there will be 10 episodes in the series.
Steven Maeda (“Lost,” “X-Files”) will be its writer, showrunner and Executive Producer. Matt Owens (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Luke Cage”) will be his co-writer. While Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements (“Cowboy Bebop,” “Snowpiercer,” and “Hanna”) will come in as Executive Producers of “One Piece.”