The live-action One Piece adaptation released a new video showcasing the creation of some of the sets. The video was revealed during the ongoing Netflix Geeked Week 2022 on June 7.
The video, which features actor Iñaki Godoy (Luffy) and two of the series showrunners, showcases the concept of the set. It starts off with concept art for the Miss Love Duck, the Baratie Bar, and The Going Merry. In the video, we also get to see the creation of the Baratie Bar, with ongoing plans to develop the set’s interior. The sets are currently being built in South Africa, and One Piece mangaka, Eiichiro Oda is supposed to visit them.
The additional cast members for the upcoming live-action adaptations have also been been introduced. The additions include Alexander Maniatis as Klahadore, Steven Ward as Mihawk, Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff, Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan, Celeste Loots as Kaya, and Chioma Umeala as Nojiko.
The live-action series was first announced in September 2021, and the main cast was revealed in November 2021:
- Inaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy
- Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro
- Emily Rudd as Nami
- Taz Skylar as Sanji
- Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp
- Morgan Davies as Koby
- Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida
- Aidan Scott as Helmeppo
- Jeff Ward as Buggy
- McKinley Belcher III as Arlong
- Vincent Regan as Garp
- Peter Gadiot as Shanks
One Piece live-action will be streaming on Netflix exclusively and is produced by Tomorrow Studios. The project has been years in the making, with the studio first announcing the production deal in 2017. In an interview with Variety, television producer Marty Adelstein expressed his excitement about the adaptation.
“I’ve been a fan of ‘One Piece’ for 20 years. I am so honored that Shueisha and Oda-san have entrusted me with such a cherished iconic property. I will do everything in my power to make the ‘One Piece’ TV series an absolute success. While I expect this to be one of the most expensive shows ever done on television, the worldwide interest is tremendous and will be well worth the financial commitment.”(via Variety)