Netflix’s One Piece season 2 is already written

The second season of the Netflix One Piece series has already been written and is ready to start filming as soon as possible.

Marty Adelstein, CEO of Tomorrow Studios, told Variety that “we’ve got scripts ready.” However production will be delayed due in part to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike affecting Hollywood.

Tomorrow Studios president Becky Clements had more to say on the matter:

“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.”

This assumes an optimistic timeline where the strike ends in a reasonable time, possibly due to production companies conceding to some of the strike workers’ demands.

The ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike is particularly relevant for Netflix, as strike workers are concerned about the alleged lack of residuals paid by streaming companies. For example Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad fame claimed he has not seen anything from Netflix, despite the show’s success on the platform. AI is also a point of concern.

The live action One Piece series has received a surprising amount of praise considering live action adaptations of anime are traditionally cursed. This is likely due to the fact that Inaki Godoy (Luffy) himself is a big One Piece fan and that series creator Eiichiro Oda was a close collaborator on the series.

One Piece is available to watch now on Netflix.

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