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Netflix's Live-Action 'One Piece' Eyes Second Season Following Successful Launch

By Xueyang
Sep. 9, 2023 updated 12:25

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Following its successful launch, Netflix's live-action "One Piece" already has completed scripts for a potential Season 2. Produced by Tomorrow Studios in collaboration with manga creator Eiichiro Oda and publisher Shueisha, the show could air its second season as soon as next year, according to Tomorrow Studios president Becky Clements. However, production hinges on resolving the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike.

Set in a fantastical world of pirates and marines, "One Piece" revolves around Monkey D. Luffy, who aspires to be the next Pirate King. The show has received considerable attention, accumulating 18.5 million views in its first four days and ranking No. 1 on Netflix's weekly Top 10 list for English-language TV series.

While Netflix has yet to confirm a second season, all indicators suggest it's likely. The success of "One Piece" is particularly meaningful for Tomorrow Studios, given the lackluster performance of their previous live-action adaptation, "Cowboy Bebop," which was canceled within a month of its premiere.

Marty Adelstein, CEO of Tomorrow Studios, suggests the key to sustaining "One Piece's" momentum lies in broadening its audience beyond existing fans of the manga and anime. Netflix is reportedly working on the number of episodes and other details, with an announcement expected within the next couple of weeks.

Source: Variety