Netflix announced in Jan 2020 that they will be adapting One Piece into a live action series. Due to ongoing pandemic, production was stopped and we did not get much information about the live action series.
theilluminerd were able to get some information about the characters background that Netflix is planning.
According to the article, Netflix is searching for a 17 year old brazilian boy to play Luffy (protagonist). Here’s how Netflix describe Luffy’s character “Luffy is a 17 year old boy who is the protagonist of the series. He want to get whatever treasure he can get his hands on. Luffy also wishes for a family and his optimism turns enemies into allies.”
In addition to Luffy, Netflix is searching for an 18 year old asian man. Reportedly, Netflix wants Ludin Lin to play Zoro. Netflix descirbed Zoro as an 18 year old Asian man. He is a gifted fighter in need of direction and a life goal. His main interest are his 3 swords and drinks. He does not like small talks.
Nami is listed as a 19 year old and open to any ethnicity. She is described as a lone wolf and want it to stay that way. She does not let anyone get close to her. She has desire to explore the world and nothing will stop her from achieving this goal.
Usopp is a 17 year old black man. He is an amazing story teller and romantic according to the article. Usopp is also an innovative story teller and, he has a creative mind which lets him get out of some difficult situations.
Sanji is described as a 19 year old and open to any ethnicity. He is always learning and evolving, and he does not take any criticism lightly. He is flawlessly dressed, charming and flirtatious.
One Piece Live Action Series Release Date
It is hard to say when the live action series will be released on Netflix. Due to ongoing pandemic, production process was delayed many time. It is expected that One Piece live action series will be released in late 2023. Eiichir Oda, the creator of One Piece is heavily involved in this project. So it is safe to say One Piece live action series will not disappoint.
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