Netflix has been actively making live-action adaptations of manga and anime lately, with titles such as Yu Yu Hakusho, Cowboy Bebop, and more. The most popular series being adapted is One Piece, the juggernaut of an anime and manga series that has been in publication since 1997 and still remains one of the most beloved series of all time.
The Straw Hat Pirates have already been cast, and now six more stars join the series’ colourful and memorable cast of characters. Morgan Davies (The Evil Dead: Rise) is playing Koby, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino (The Sex Lives of College Girls) is playing Alvida, Aidan Scott (Action Point) is playing Helmeppo, Jeff Ward (Hack) is playing Buggy, McKinley Belcher III (Ozark) is playing Arlong, and Vincent Regan (Troy) is playing Garp.
This live-action adaptation will run for 10 episodes, but with the 1,000 plus episodes of the anime, should the adaptation prove successful, there is a wealth of story arcs, characters, and lore to further adapt. Hopefully, the One Piece live-action adaptation will do justice to the source material and not go the way of Cowboy Bebop, which got cancelled after just one season.
The series is currently in production and no official release date has been announced yet.