Netflix’s ‘One Piece’ Live-Action Series Renewed for Season 2: Details on the Cast, Plot & More

Good news, Straw Hats!

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After flying through the first season of Netflix's One Piece live-action series, fans have been asking the same question: Will Captain Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates make a comeback? Fortunately, it didn't take long for the streaming service to give them an answer. Just a few weeks after the show premiered, Netflix confirmed that Luffy and his crew are returning for season two.

In case you're unfamiliar with the story, it's based on Eiichiro Oda's massively successful manga series of the same name. One Piece revolves around Monkey D. Luffy (Iñaki Godoy), a boy who embarks on a wild journey to find a legendary treasure that can make him King of the Pirates. The young adventurer enlists the help of the Straw Hat Pirates—including Roronoa Zoro (Mackenyu Arata), Nami (Emily Rudd), Usopp (Jacob Romero Gibson) and Sanji (Taz Skylar)—as he travels across the ocean and confronts dangerous enemies along the way.

The series has already taken the internet by storm, and according to Netflix, it debuted at number one in 46 countries. So naturally, everyone wants to know: What's the release date for One Piece season two? Who will be in the cast? And what can fans expect when it comes to the plot? Keep reading for details.

1. Is One Piece Season Two Confirmed?

It sure is. Two weeks after the fantasy series premiered, Netflix confirmed that Luffy's adventures will continue in season two.

In a special video released on Sept. 14, show creator Eiichiro Oda said, “It seems people around the world have been enjoying the show, which makes the hard work from the production team truly worth it. To everyone who’s been a fan of One Piece for years, and to those who experienced One Piece for the first time, thank you so much. Two weeks after the launch, I just received some great news. Netflix has decided to renew the show! The adventures of Iñaki and the live-action Straw Hats will continue onward!”

2. Is There a Release Date for One Piece Live-Action Season Two?

Nope, no release date yet. However, in an interview with Variety, Tomorrow Studios president Becky Clements teased that season two will take around 12 to 18 months.

Clements told the outlet, “Realistically, hopefully, a year away, if we move very quickly, and that is a possibility. Somewhere between a year and 18 months, we could be ready for air.”

Show producer and Tomorrow Studios CEO Marty Adelstein also confirmed that the scripts for season two have already been completed, confirming that new episodes are “ready to air” when production begins.

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3. How Many Seasons Will One Piece Live-Action Have?

Netflix hasn't confirmed this just yet, but Adelstein told Deadline that they're aiming for 12 seasons. The producer said, "We have hopes for 12 seasons, there’s so much material."

Clements added, "We’re over 1,080 chapters at this point in the manga. We have plans with Matt Owens for how we would break multiple seasons, and I think even if we did six seasons, we would probably only use up half of the chapters of the manga. It really could go on and on and on."

For further context, the chapters of the original manga series are compiled into 106 volumes, and the Japanese anime television series, which first aired in 1999, has been going strong for a whopping 21 seasons. Considering the longevity of the source material, it's fair to say that Netflix's live-action adaptation also has the potential to stretch on for 10 more seasons on the streaming platform.

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4. What Will One Piece Season Two Be About?

We know for sure that Marine Captain Smoker will make an appearance in season two—although fans may have already figured this part out, thanks to the shadowy figure that's revealed in the season one finale.

Clements told Deadline, "The end of the season leads to the next natural chapter for the manga, that’s what that [credits scene] indicates. That was the idea, we wanted to give fans a little stepping stone, something they recognize that indicated where we might be heading. That was very intentional, and something that we added after filming because we wanted to indicate that we have a plan creatively, that we thought would please the fans."

Co-showrunner Matt Owens also explained how the finale is connected to season two. He told Deadline, "Season one ends with Luffy gaining notoriety. And while it’s something that he wants—he wants to be taken seriously as a pirate in this world—as Nami and Zoro say, this is putting a target on your back. A lot of people are going to know you and know your face. And so that tag at the end is really reinforcing that idea that there are people who now know of Luffy’s existence, and they’re going to try to put a stop to him."

"That character in the end is a very important character moving into our next season, and as Garp says to [Luffy] as well, you’re on your own. While Garp may have been the Marine who was testing Luffy, not every Marine is going to give him any leeway because of who his grandfather might be. And so we’re going to see this very powerful, very driven marine as a major antagonist moving forward in the story."

Since the first season covered nearly 100 chapters of the manga series, it's likely that season two will cover about the same amount and end around the Arabasta Saga. In this case, fans can expect to see Luffy and his crew face off against Smoker, meet some fighting giants and welcome a new doctor to the team.

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5. Who Is in the Cast of One Piece Season Two?

While Netflix hasn't confirmed the cast yet, it's safe to say that the main cast will return, including:

  • Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy
  • Emily Rudd as Nami
  • Mackenyu Arata as Roronoa Zoro
  • Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp
  • Taz Skylar as Sanji

Since new villains will be introduced in season two, we're sure the streaming service will announce the list of new additions.

6. Is There a Trailer?

Production has been on pause due to the dual strikes by writers and actors, so there's no trailer just yet. But as soon as one drops, you'll be the first to know.

For now, Netflix has a trailer for season one, featuring a few iconic scenes from the anime's first arc, the East Blue Saga.

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7. How to Watch One Piece

As you wait for season two, you can catch up on all eight episodes of the first season by streaming them exclusively on Netflix. (FYI, if you’re new to the streaming service, you can subscribe to Netflix's standard plan with ads for just $7 a month and the standard plan without ads for $15.50 a month.)

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