Netflix’s Live-Action One Piece Series Has Found Its Shanks
As production continues on the live-action One Piece series, Netflix has officially enlisted British actor Peter Gadiot (Queen of the South, Yellowjackets) to star opposite Iñaki Godoy in the upcoming adaptation of the long-running anime series. Gadiot will be playing the legendary captain of the red-haired pirate crew Shanks, known as one of the Four Emperors of the New World. In the original manga and anime, Shanks serves as a role model to a young Luffy.
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Netflix’s One Piece series will be led by Iñaki Godoy as Luffy, Mackenyu as Rorona Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji. Additional cast includes Morgan Davies as Koby, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida, Aidan Scott as Helmeppo, Jeff Ward as Buggy, McKinley Belcher III as Arlong, and Vincent Regan as Garp.
Based on Eiichiro Oda’s iconic Japanese manga of the same name, the story follows Monkey D. Luffy, the leader of the Straw Hat Pirates, who gains the powers to turn his body into rubber after eating a “Devil Fruit.” He ventures around a fantastical world of exotic islands and vast oceans in search of the legendary treasure known as “One Piece” to become the next Pirate King.
The One Piece live-action series is written and executive produced by Steven Maeda (The X-Files) and Matt Owens (Agents of SHIELD), with Maeda set as the showrunner. Executive producers are Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios (Snowpiercer, Cowboy Bebop) along with original manga author Eiichiro Oda.