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One Piece Netflix series to begin shooting in September

by Sean P. Aune | May 25, 2020May 25, 2020 8:30 am EDT

It seems that not even a pandemic will keep Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates from sailing the Grand Line.

Back in Jan. it was announced that Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of a live-action One Piece series. Things then went fairly quiet surrounding the project as the world fell into the coronavirus pandemic. Now, producer Marty Adelstein has offered an update.

Originally the series was set to begin production in August in Cape Town, South Africa. The pandemic has changed the plans, but not to a great degree. Speaking with ComicBook.com, Adelstein said that “we have basically all ten scripts written. We will start casting when we go back… we should be in production in September. We have been working very closely with [series creator] Sensei Oda. So, we’re going to get started, and this one is very big. I mean, Snowpiercer was a big production; this is even bigger.”

Considering the crazy boats the pirates use in this series, one has to imagine that building them has been quite the task

Adelstein and his team are also the people behind Netflix’s upcoming live-action Cowboy Bebop series.  That series had gone on hiatus prior to the pandemic due to series lead John Cho injuring himself on set. That series should be set to return to production when the pandemic restrictions are lifted as well.


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Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing