Netflix has officially announced the five cast of the upcoming One Piece live action series. The streaming network is now putting the new series together during its most recent event in Japan and revealing more details about the highly anticipated series.
One Piece creator himself, Eiichiro Oda, will partner with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios to bring fans a new experience in a live-action version of Luffy’s adventure. Although production started last summer, many details are still secret.
Comicbook noted that this project was shrouded in mystery as no one knows what will happen on the series. However, it is known to be ten episodes and adapt the East Blue saga from Oda’s original manga.
The series will be led by Iñaki Godoy, who will play the role of Luffy. Mackenyu will also appear as Zoro, along with Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero as Usopp and Taz Skylar as Sanji.
As expected, this announcement is not only causing enthusiasm among the fans. It also lets the five officially announced cast members celebrate their inclusion in this project.
In a special message for Netflix, Godoy, Mackenyu, Rudd, Romero and Skylar revealed they had received a special One Piece-inspired t-shirt made by Oda himself. It shows the straw hat crew and was made especially for them.
The five were also welcomed as part of the series on the official Twitter account of the franchise. Showrunner, writer and producer Steven Maeda and colleague and executive producer Matt Owens believed they had found the perfect stars to play the Straw Hat Pirates.
They said they were both excited to see the series sail out with its amazing and talented new cast. It wasn’t easy to find the right person who could play the roles perfectly, but they managed to find the right people who could embody the looks of the popular pirates.
They too could play their emotions perfectly and even imitate the right actions of the iconic straw hat pirates. Maeda and Owens admitted it was a long and difficult journey, but they couldn’t deny that it was fun and compared it to the hunt for the One Piece treasure itself.
The two added that the cast have already worked hard to bring their respective characters to life. You will get to know and love them just as much as their manga counterparts, they said.
We all can’t wait to show you what we’ve come up with! Forward to adventure! Despite the excitement, however, no one knows when the One Piece live-action adventure will officially appear on Netflix.