It’s been a week since Netflix premiered his anime and manga adaptation most popular in history: One Piece. Following the success of this release, the producers confirmed that the scripts for a second season are already finished and that this could be released in a year, if companies like Netflix agree with the screenwriters and actors on strike for salary and labor improvements.
“The scripts are ready,” said Marty AdelsteinCEO of Tomorrow Studios, which produces the live-action One Piecetogether with the creator of the manga Eiichiro Oda and the publisher Shueisha. “If we move quickly, we can have the second season in between one year and 18 months“added Becky Clements, president of the production company, depending on what happens with the strike.
He success of One Piece, which debuted in the top 10 of the platform and climbed to number one in the English series, which led to accumulating 18.5 million views in its first four days. In addition, it means a triumph for Tomorrow Studios, after the failure of another anime adapted for Netflix: Cowboy Bebop.
What is One-Piece, Netflix’s new hit series
Created by Eiichiro Oda and centered on a buccaneer who, accompanied by his team of sailors, embarks on a sequence of intrepid explorations in search of a mythical treasure that would make him the King of the Pirates, the story comes to the small screen with great expectations on the part of from a whole entourage of fans of the original publication, which has already published 106 volumes.
Produced by Shueisha – the publisher behind the manga – and Tomorrow studios, the strip has Matt Owens and Steven Maeda as writers and showrunners, and will follow Monkey D. Luffy (Inaki Godoy), a young adventurer who longs for a free life for as long as he can remember, and who decides to leave his small town to embark on a dangerous mission on the high seas to find the famous “One Piece” that would take him to the top of his profession.
To do this, he must secure a good ship and assemble his ideal crew, which will end up made up of a group of skilled friends: Roronoa Zoro (Mackenyu Arata), Nami (Emily Rudd), Usopp (Jacob Romero Gibson) and Sanji (taz skylar).
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