Netflix is current developing a live-action television series adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga series in partnership with Tomorrow Studios, Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios. Now Adelstein has given us an update on the series progress. According to the producer, the series will likely big shooting in South Africa this September.
We were supposed to start filming in August in Cape Town, South Africa. We anticipate the date being able to film [now is] September, at the latest
Adelstein said. “We have basically all 10 scripts written. We will start casting when we go back. My suspicion is June 1, but we will start doing our casting. We have a lot of names that we’re talking about, and we should be in production in September. We have been working very closely with 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.”
Adelstein announed at Jump Festa 2018’s One Piece stage panel that the live-action Hollywood television series adaptation will begin with the East Blue arc and will “broaden from there.” The producer also promised that the series will create “a true One Piece” after he discussed the project with Oda.
Eiichiro Oda launched One Piece manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine in July 19, 1997, with the chapters collected into 85 tankōbon volumes to date. Toei Animation premiere the anime show adaptation of the manga in 1999, in Japan.