Cowboy Bebop, released last year, too flopped and was cancelled by the platform. This raised concerns regarding the high-profile One Piece release.
However, thanks to the close involvement of creator Oda in the production, One Piece has managed to win over reviewers and viewers, and fans will be getting a sequel.
Using the notion of ‘transponder snails’ from the episode, Eiichiro Oda stated that Netflix had given him the go-ahead for a sequel.
He says in the video: “To the Straw Hat Grand Fleet: What did you think of Season 1 of the live-action ONE PIECE? I spent a long time working on it with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios. 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!”
“It’ll still take a while to get the scripts ready, so please be patient. From here on, it seems to me the Straw Hats will need a great doctor… We will see!”
The screenplays for the second season are currently being written, as Oda stated. It is expected to begin production after the writers’ and actors’ strikes are over.
With all of this in mind, a 2025 release date could be in the works. The number of episodes and plot information are currently unknown.
The first season followed the original five Straw Hats from their initial meeting through the Arlong Park arc. The following season will pick up where the last one left off, with the team finally arriving at the Grand Line.
The eight live-action episodes cover the first 44 episodes of the anime. Oda mentioned in the announcement that the crew would need a doctor next.