Netflix announced on Tuesday that the Hollywood live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s acclaimed One Piece manga swiftly claimed the top spot in the global English-language television rankings during its inaugural week on the platform, spanning from August 28 to September 3.
Impressively, the series garnered a staggering 18.5 million total views, amounting to an impressive 140.1 million hours of viewing time, all while maintaining an average runtime of 7 hours and 34 minutes.
This exceptional performance extended to a remarkable presence in the top 10 rankings across a whopping 96 countries, where it clinched the coveted #1 position in 46 of them. Interestingly, in the United States, it settled for a strong second place, standing just below the “Who is Erin Carter?: Limited Series.” In comparison, the latter secured the second spot on Netflix’s global English-language television rankings with a commendable 90.3 million views, accounting for 15.8 million hours of viewing and maintaining an average runtime of 5 hours and 43 minutes.
The series made its highly anticipated debut exclusively on Netflix on August 31. However, it’s worth noting that the series ultimately comprised eight episodes, deviating from the initially reported ten episodes.
Notably, on the very same day, the series’ soundtrack, featuring the captivating main theme “WEALTH FAME POWER,” crafted by renowned songwriters, composers, and music producers Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli (known for their work on “The Witcher”), was also released to enthusiastic fans worldwide.
The live-action cast includes:
- McKinley Belcher III as Arlong
- Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy
- Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp
- Emily Rudd as Nami
- Taz Skylar as Sanji
- Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro
- Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida
- Alexander Maniatis as Klahadore
- Aidan Scott as Helmeppo
- Morgan Davies as Koby
- Vincent Regan as Garp
- Steven Ward as Mihawk
- Peter Gadiot as Shanks
- Colton Osorio as Young Monkey D. Luffy
- Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff
- Celeste Loots as Kaya
- Chioma Umeala as Nojiko
- Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan
The Japanese voice actors for Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji in the One Piece TV anime have reprised their roles in the Japanese dub. Additionally, Iñaki Godoy and Taz Skylar are the Spanish voices for Luffy and Sanji, respectively.
The live-action series of One Piece, produced by Tomorrow Studios—a collaboration between producer Marty Adelstein (known for Prison Break and Teen Wolf) and ITV Studios—has made significant strides. Matt Owens, known for his work on Luke Cage and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., served as the show’s writer, while Steven Maeda and Becky Clements held executive producer positions.
Original creator Eiichiro Oda, who also served as an executive producer for the project, emphasized in May that the series would only launch when he was completely satisfied with it. He stressed that every entity involved was working seamlessly towards this goal.
In a video message showcased at Jump Festa in 2017, Adelstein revealed that the live-action Hollywood television adaptation of One Piece would commence with the East Blue arc and then expand its horizons. He promised that the series would remain faithful to the essence of One Piece, a commitment solidified through personal discussions with Oda.
Source | Netflix