Netflix Orders Live-Action Show Based On ‘One Piece’ Manga Series

Netflix has ordered a live-action series based on the best-selling manga comic One Piece.

Tomorrow Studios and Shueisha will produce the Once Piece adaptation, which has been given the green light for 10-episodes by Netflix. The One Piece adaptation marks the second collaboration between Netflix and Tomorrow Studios, with the first being behind the streaming service’s upcoming Cowboy Bebop series.

Lost and The X-Files scribe Steven Maeda will serve as the writer, showrunner, and executive producer on Netflix’s Once Piece series. Joining Maeda as a writer and executive producer will be Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Luke Cage alum Matt Owens.

Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements will join Once Piece author Eiichiro Oda as executive producers. The One Piece adaptation will be a co-production between Netflix and Tomorrow Studios, with the streaming service handling the physical production.

The manga series follows Monkey D. Luffy as he leads his crew of pirates in a search of the world’s ultimate treasure known as the “One Piece” to become the next Pirate King. Their journey brings them to all kinds of exotic islands and oceans across the Grand Line.

The One Piece manga led to a multimedia franchise that includes a festival film produced by Japan’s Production I.G and an anime series from Toei Animation. To date, over 460 million copies of the One Piece manga have been published worldwide.

Are you interested in seeing a One Piece series from Netflix? Let us know in the comments section and stay tuned for the latest news on Netflix’s adaption of One Piece!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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