On Saturday, the first teaser trailer for the Hollywood live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece mangas was unveiled at Netflix's Tudum 2023 event. The teaser indicates the series' release date on August 31:
It's finally here—the COPE is over! Welcome to the live-action ONE PIECE universe. Our Straw Hat team is eager for you to meet them. The grand masterwork by Eiichiro Oda is ready to come to life like never before! On August 31st, ONE PIECE takes sail.
— ONE PIECE (@onepiecenetflix) June 17, 2023
Oda, the show's original creator and executive producer, said in May that the series wouldn't begin airing until he is "satisfied." He said, "Each and every entity involved is working in sync." He also emphasizes that the series would have eight episodes rather than the 10 that were initially anticipated.
The cast includes:
Inaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy
Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro
Emily Rudd as Nami
Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp
Taz Skylar as Sanji
Morgan Davies as Koby
Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida
Aidan Scott as Helmeppo
McKinley Belcher III as Arlong
Vincent Regan as Garp
Peter Gadiot as Shanks
Alexander Maniatis as Klahadore
Steven Ward as Mihawk
Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff
Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan
Celeste Loots as Kaya
Chioma Umeala as Nojiko
The live-action series will only be available to view on Netflix.
The live-action series is being made by Tomorrow Studios, a collaboration between ITV Studios and producer Marty Adelstein (Prison Break, Teen Wolf). The show's writer is Matt Owens (Luke Cage, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Executive producers include Becky Clements and Steven Maeda.