As Netflix boosts the cast of its upcoming One Piece live-action series, six more actors will join the Straw Hats aboard the Going Merry. Celeste Loots, Langley Kirkwood, Steven Ward, Craig Fairbrass, Alexander Maniatis, and Chioma Umeala join the series, which is based on creator Eiichiro Oda‘s renowned manga. They’ll face Jacob Romero Gibson, Iñaki Godoy, Emily Rudd, Mackenyu, and Taz Skylar, who will be pitted against the main Straw Hats.
Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate crew will traverse exotic islands and infinite oceans in quest of the ultimate treasure “One Piece” in order to become the next Pirate King in the anime series One Piece.
According to the Day of Netflix’s Geeked Week event, Fairbass will play Chef Zeff, Loots will play Kaya, Maniatis will play Klahadore, Kirkwood will play Captain Morgan, and Ward will play Mihawk, and Umeala will play Nojiko. Morgan Davies, Ilia Isorels Paulino, Aidan Scott, Jeff Ward, McKinley Belcher III, Vincent Regan, and Peter Gadiot round out the cast.
The 10-episode series was co-produced by Tomorrow Studios and Shueisha, the publisher of One Piece. The show’s writer, co-showrunner, and executive producer are Steven Maeda (Lost, The X-Files). Matt Owens (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Luke Cage) serves as co-showrunner and executive producer.
Along with Oda, Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements (Cowboy Bebop, Snowpiercer, Hanna) serve as executive producers.
Godoy, Owens, and Maeda gave fans an inside peek at the creation of a variety of spectacular One Piece set pieces, including concept drawings for the Straw Hats’ Going Merry and the Baratie Bar, during One Piece’s Geeked Week slot. Below is a behind-the-scenes video.