In a recent exclusive interview with Deadline dated September 13, 2023, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements, the executive producers of the highly anticipated One Piece live-action series, revealed an audacious plan that has sent waves of excitement through the fan base. Their vision includes an ambitious twelve-season run, marking a significant milestone in the adaptation of Eiichiro Oda‘s beloved manga.
Oda’s Integral Role in the Project
Adelstein and Clements emphasized the paramount importance of staying faithful to Eiichiro Oda’s original vision. Oda, the creative genius behind the manga, actively participated in the adaptation process, meticulously scrutinizing every aspect of the series. Such dedication led to a delay in production, underscoring the team’s commitment to achieving perfection.
Collaborative Efforts for Authenticity
The level of collaboration between the creative team, Netflix, Shueisha (the manga publisher), and Oda himself is unprecedented. This harmonious partnership reflects a shared commitment to delivering an authentic and enduring adaptation. Discussions extending up to the sixth season have already transpired with Oda, solidifying their dedication to a long-lasting and faithful portrayal of the One Piece universe.
Planning for Future Seasons
Becky Clements provided insight into the meticulous planning process, highlighting extensive conversations with showrunner Matt Owens regarding the structure of upcoming seasons. She emphasized that every decision is a product of collective brainstorming, revealing that in-depth discussions about the potential directions for Season 2 have already taken place. This collaborative approach instills hope for a series that consistently meets and surpasses fan expectations.
When One Piece Season Two is Coming?
While nothing has been officially confirmed beyond the inaugural season, the resounding success of the debut installment strongly hints at a second season. Reports of a fully developed script for Season 2 further bolster this speculation. With seasons three through six still in the realm of uncertainty, fans can approach the future of the series with cautious optimism, given its promising start.