On Monday, Netflix initiated the streaming of an exclusive behind-the-scenes video for the live-action Hollywood rendition of Eiichiro Oda’s famed One Piece manga. This footage includes insightful commentary from the primary cast, alongside inputs from the series’ showrunners and executive producers.
Set to make its debut solely on Netflix on August 31, the show will be accompanied by its soundtrack release. The soundtrack showcases the central theme “WEALTH FAME POWER,” crafted by eminent songwriters, composers, and music producers Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli, known for their work on The Witcher. This musical offering will also hit the shelves on the same day.
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The series’ original creator, Oda, who also assumes the role of an executive producer, conveyed in May that the launch will transpire only once he is fully content. He emphasized the synchronized efforts of all involved entities. While the initial plan was for 10 episodes, the series will now comprise eight episodes, as per the recent report.
The live-action cast includes:
- Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro
- Emily Rudd as Nami
- Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy
- Colton Osorio as Young Monkey D. Luffy
- Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp
- Morgan Davies as Koby
- Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida
- Taz Skylar as Sanji
- Aidan Scott as Helmeppo
- Vincent Regan as Garp
- McKinley Belcher III as Arlong
- Alexander Maniatis as Klahadore
- Steven Ward as Mihawk
- Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff
- Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan
- Peter Gadiot as Shanks
- Chioma Umeala as Nojiko
- Celeste Loots as Kaya
The renowned Japanese voice actors behind Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji in the One Piece TV anime are set to reprise their roles for the Japanese dub. Additionally, Iñaki Godoy and Taz Skylar have been chosen to voice Luffy and Sanji respectively, in the Spanish dub.
Heading the endeavor is Tomorrow Studios, a dynamic collaboration between producer Marty Adelstein, known for works like Prison Break and Teen Wolf, and ITV Studios. Leading the show’s scripting is Matt Owens, recognized for his contributions to Luke Cage and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The executive production duo, Steven Maeda and Becky Clements, bring their seasoned expertise to the project.
Back in 2017, Adelstein conveyed through a video message at Jump Festa that the upcoming live-action Hollywood TV adaptation of the beloved manga will commence with the East Blue arc and progressively expand its horizons. Notably, Adelstein emphasized the commitment to crafting an authentic One Piece experience, a vision that gained resonance after personal discussions with the creator, Oda.