Time to tack yet another animated property into the live-action space. The popular anime One Piece is getting the live-action treatment with the help of Tomorrow Studios and Netflix. The series will continue to follow Monkey D. Luffy and his crew of pirates in search of the One Piece treasure. Finding this treasure will also lead to the captain of the pirate ship, Luffy, to become the Pirate King.
The Netflix-led series is going to be a total of 10 episodes, as opposed to the over nine hundred its anime counterpart has in place. The streaming giant will handle the actual production.
The X-Files‘ Steven Maeda is going to write beside Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Matt Owens who will be doing double duty as a writer and executive producer. Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements are going to also act as executive producers. One Piece creator, Eiichiro Oda, is also a part of the executive team.
One Piece first started syndication as a Japanese manga in 1997 in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Over the years, the series picked up steam and over 460 million copies have been sold worldwide. As with any popular property, the manga spawned an anime that continues to have a devoted following.
No word on casting or when production will begin.