While Netflix hasn’t given us any new info yet, a new report suggests that the One Piece live-action series will be released in mid-2023.
This report was made by One Piece Live Action Fandom on Twitter. Their recent tweet claims that the upcoming series is likely going to be released in the middle of 2023.
According to their report, this possible release date window was mentioned by two unnamed sources. Given this, it’s better to take this report with a grain of salt as it might not turn out accurate.
Though there is a good chance that a mid-2023 release might be true. After all, the series’ filming has just wrapped up, meaning the show is now in the post-production phase.
As the show is expected to have lots of effects given Luffy and the other pirates’ powers, it might take nearly a year to complete it.
Also lending to the credibility of the speculated release date is a previous Reuters report which stated that Netflix is planning to give One Piece the Stranger Things treatment.
This means Netflix has big plans and expectations for the series, so they likely won’t rush the show’s release.
Even if they take their time, some fans are still worried about this upcoming live-action series. After all, Netflix canceled the Cowboy Bebop live-action adaptation after just one season.
The One Piece live-action series was announced by Netflix back in 2020 with a handwritten note from series creator Eiichiro Oda himself. Though production only started earlier this year in South Africa.
The upcoming series stars Iñaki Godoy as Luffy, Mackenyu as Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji. At the helm are showrunners Matt Owens and Steven Maeda.
Unlike other live-action adaptations where the original creators are only consultants, Oda is heavily involved in the series, serving as an executive producer.
During his month-long hiatus in June, Oda even visited the set in South Africa.
Given the casting information, it is expected that the show will cover the manga’s events up to Arlong Park or Loguetown.
Currently though, Netflix has yet to announce a specific release date for the One Piece live-action series.