One Piece Netflix live-action main cast just got announced
Five of the key characters in Netflix’s “One Piece” live-action series have been cast. The series will star Iaki Godoy (“Go, Youth!,” “Who Killed Sara? “), Mackenyu (“Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter,” “Pacific Rim: Uprising”), Emily Rudd (“Fear Street,” “Hunters”), Jacob Romero Gibson (“Greenleaf,” “All Rise”), and Taz Skylar (“Boiling Point,” “Villain”).
Monkey D. Luffy will be played by Godoy, and Roronoa Zoro will be played by Mackenyu. Nami will be played by Rudd, and Usopp will be played by Romero Gibson. Sanji will be played by Skylar. The characters are all members of the Straw Hat Pirates, the series’ heroes.
“One Piece” is based on the classic manga of the same name and follows Luffy, a young man on a quest to become the pirate king and discover the legendary “One Piece” treasure. Netflix purchased ten episodes of the show back in January. To date, 20 seasons of the “One Piece” anime series have been released, as well as 14 animated films, in addition to the manga.
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The cast of “them” traveling the “East Blue” has been decided!!
Sanji: Taz Skylar
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“We’ve been working with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios on the massive project that is the Hollywood live-action series adaptation of ‘One Piece!’ How many years has it been since it was announced, right? I know, I know! But rest assured we’ve been making steady progress all along,” said the author of the manga series and executive producer Eiichrio Oda. “It’s not easy when you’re working with people from different cultures! But it’s precisely that process that can yield something special! For now, we’re able to announce the main cast! Rather, we need to hurry and announce it, or else it’ll be leaked, apparently! Hilarious, lol. Their face, the size of their mouths and hands, their aura, the way they carry themselves, their voice, their acting skills, their height, the balance amongst the Straw Hat Crew, etc…! We decided on this cast after numerous discussions involving people around the world! These are the people who will be our Straw Hat Pirates! It’ll take a bit more time to get this show done, but we’ll continue to do our best to deliver a show that we’re confident will be enjoyed by everyone around the world! Look forward to more updates in the future!”
On the live-action series “One Piece,” Steven Maeda acts as co-writer, showrunner, and executive producer, with Matt Owens also co-writing and executive producing. Along with Oda, Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements executive produce. Netflix and Tomorrow Studios collaborated on the project, with Netflix handling the physical production.
“We are so excited to set sail with this amazing and talented cast,” said Maeda and Owens. “Finding the right people to pull off the looks, emotions, and actions of the iconic Straw Hats was a long and challenging (and fun!) process. Much like the search for the One Piece itself. But we have finally found the perfect fit! They have already begun working very hard to bring these characters to life. You will come to know and love them just as much as their manga counterparts. All of us can’t wait to show you what we’ve come up with! Onward to adventure!”