Look alive, you scallywags! Netflix be planning a live action series based on the popular adventure manga series One Piece. What’s even better is that the project will be overseen by creator Eiichiro Oda himself. Writer and producer Steven Maeda will serve as showrunner/writer for the planned 10-episode first season. Maeda has written episodes for several popular television series including X-Files, CSI: Miami, Lost, and Day Break. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Luke Cage producer Matt Owens will serve as executive producer.
Eiichiro Oda wrote a letter expressing his excitement:
So, a live action One Piece series overseen by Eiichiro Oda. Given the sullied history of anime being brought to live action, what you think about this? Do you think it will work with Oda overseeing the project himself? Or is the series sunk before it leaves port?