Potentially good news for One Piece fans as the live-action Netflix adaptation is edging closer.
There have been rumours about the series since 2017, but only now has there been a full announcement as creator Eiichiro Oda posted on the official Twitter account in multiple languages. No dates have been given yet.
Here is the full message from Oda:
I know I announced the production of this back in 2017, but these things take time! Preparations have been slowly progressing behind the scenes, and it seems that I can finally make the big announcement: Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, will be lending us their tremendous support! This is so encouraging!! How far will the story progress over the 10 episodes of season 1? Who will be cast!? Please be patient a little longer and stay tuned!!
Oda will be involved in the production of the live-action One Piece Netflix series, and Steven Maeda, a producer on CSI: Miami, Lie to Me, and Lost, will be the executive producer. The writer will be Matt Owens who also wrote Netflix’s Luke Cage.