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One Piece Live-Action Showrunner Matt Owens Shares Heartfelt Message as Production Wraps

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After several cast members shared their thoughts on the show’s production, One Piece live-action showrunner Matt Owens shared his own emotional message following the end of production.

Owens shared his message via Instagram where he shared how thankful he is for the whole cast and crew.

Matt Owens serves as the co-showrunner of Netflix’s upcoming One Piece live-action show alongside Steven Maeda. Owens’ other credits include writing for several Marvel shows, including Luke Cage and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

This upcoming live-action series is produced by Tomorrow Studios and Netflix, and it was officially announced back in 2020 with a message from One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda.

The series’ production began earlier this year in South Africa and has recently wrapped up, meaning the series is now in its post-production phase. Though we’ve yet to see a trailer or the on-set photos of the cast.

Netflix’s live-action One Piece series stars Iñaki Godoy as Luffy, Mackenyu as Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, Taz Skylar as Sanji, and Peter Gadiot as Shanks.

One Piece began as a manga series by Eiichiro Oda that serializes in Weekly Shonen Jump, and it has been going on since 1997.

Since it began serialization 25 years ago, the series has become one of the biggest media franchises in the world with a successful long-running anime adaptation, anime movies, games, and more.

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Owens’ message on Instagram reads:

I can’t begin to express the love and gratitude I feel for this city and these people. This talented cast, this hardworking crew, have put something truly incredible together. Thank you for taking me in, making me feel at home, and realizing this insane and amazing idea come to fruition.
And a special shoutout to the people I came to love not even connected to the production. I love you, Mother City. And I cannot wait to show the world everything that you have to offer. The One Piece is real! And we are bringing it to one and all.

This touching message from Owens shows the showrunner’s appreciation for everyone in the cast and crew.

It also echoes the messages from the cast members, including Godoy (Luffy) and Skylar (Sanji) who also said that their experience during the show’s filming was a memorable one.

Currently, there’s no word yet on a release date for the One Piece live-action series.

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