The ONE PIECE live-action season 2 has been officially announced in a message from Eiichiro Oda himself. Previously, the producers said that the scripts for a second season are already ready and that production could last between 12 to 18 months after the SAG-AFTRA strike ends. However, in the official announcement, Oda states that it will take some time to prepare the scripts and that the crew now needs a doctor. Watch the announcement:
The live-action series has Matt Owens (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Luke Cage) and Steven Maeda (The X-Files, CSI: Miami, Lost) serving as writers, executive producers, and showrunners. The creator, Eiichiro Oda, is also among the show’s executive producers. We also got the chance to interview the Director of Photography for the first 2 episodes, Nicole Hirsch Whitaker, and we talked a bit about the production, cast, staff, challenges, fun and more. Check out the full interview for more.
The first season made its debut on August 31, and it topped Netflix’s global English TV Ranking with 18.5 million total views, 140.1 million hours viewed and an average runtime of 7:34 hours. It kept its top spot in the 2nd week as well, marking a huge success for the adaptation.
The ONE PIECE manga is written and drawn by Eiichiro Oda. It currently has 1091 chapters, while the anime adaptation is at 1075 episodes. VIZ Media licensed the manga in English, and Crunchyroll streams the anime. They describe the story:
Monkey. D. Luffy refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become the king of all pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line and beyond, this is one captain who’ll never give up until he’s claimed the greatest treasure on Earth: the Legendary One Piece!
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