Netflix has handed out a ten-episode order for “One Piece,” a live-action adaptation of the famed pirate adventure manga by Eiichiro Oda.
The series, which has sold over 460 million copies worldwide, follows a young man named Monkey D. Luffy who embarks on a journey to become king of the pirates and find the celebrated ‘One Piece’ treasure. It has been adapted numerous times to screen in animated form – fourteen films and a TV series currently in its 20th season.
Netflix and Tomorrow Studios will handle the physical production on the new series, with Steven Maeda (“The X-Files,” “Lost”) on board to pen, showrun and executive produce. Matt Owens (“Luke Cage”) will also write and executive produce.
Tomorrow Studios is also working on the currently on hold live-action “Cowboy Bebop” series in the works for Netflix and the “Snowpiercer” TV series at TNT. They’ve also just announced “Physical,” a 1980s-set dramedy starring Rose Byrne as a quietly tortured housewife who finds power in the world of aerobics. Annie Weisman serves as writer, executive producer, and showrunner on that project which Apple TV+ is expected to order to series imminently.