Netflix's Live-Action One Piece Series Adds Six New Cast Members

Ten episode series in production since February

 

Netflix has announced additional cast members for the forthcoming live-action One Piece adaptation in a new tweet this afternoon. The expanded cast will feature Morgan Davies, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Aidan Scott, Jeff Ward, McKinley Belcher III and Vincent Regan. According to Variety, Davies will play the role of Koby, Paulino is cast as Alvida, Scott plays the role of Helmeppo, Ward has been cast as Buggy, Belcher as Arlong, and Regan rounds out the expanded cast as Garp .

 

 

The series was confirmed to be in production last month, following the initial cast reveal in November of 2021. When the cast was originally announced, One Piece series creator Eiichiro Oda shared the following message:

 

"We've been working with NETFLIX and Tomorrow Studios on the massive project that is the Hollywood live action series adaptation of ONE PIECE! How many years has it been since it was announced, right? I know, I know! But rest assured we've been making steady progress all along! It's not easy when you're working with people from different cultures! But it's precisely that process that can yield something special! For now, we're able to announce the main cast! Rather, we need to hurry and announce it or else it'll be leaked, apparently! Hilarious, lol. Their face, the size of their mouths and hands, their aura, the way they carry themselves, their voice, their acting skills, their height, the balance amongst the Straw Hat Crew, etc...!

 

We decided on this cast after numerous discussions involving people around the world! These are the people who will be our Straw Hat Pirates! It'll take a bit more time to get this show done, but we'll continue to do our best to deliver a show that we're confident will be enjoyed by everyone around the world! Look forward to more updates in the future!"

 

SOURCES: Netflix, Variety

 

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