The upcoming One Piece live-action series by Netflix is currently filming, and it looks like a few more actors have joined the cast in various roles. Some of the new cast members announced will play roles including Buggy the Clown, Arlong, Alvida, Koby, Helmeppo and Garp.
Deadline recently revealed new actors joining the cast of Netflix’s One Piece. They include Morgan Davies as Koby, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida, Aidan Scott as Helmeppo, Jeff Ward as Buggy the Clown, McKinley Belcher III as Arlong, and Vincent Regan as Garp.
Most of the actors cast in these roles are quite talented and certainly look the parts of the characters they’re portraying from the One Piece manga and anime, which the casting so far has been spot-on about when it comes to actors resembling their counterparts.
(Top L-R) Morgan Davies, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Aidan Scott (Bottom L-R) Jeff Ward, McKinley Belcher III and Vincent Regan
Netflix is currently filming the One Piece live-action series in Cape Town, South Africa, with filming presumably set to happen elsewhere as well.
Judging by the confirmed cast so far, it’s safe to say that the first season will likely cover most of the events from the East Blue saga of the story (including Orange Town and Arlong Park), before the Straw Hats set off on the Grand Line.
The rest of the cast of main stars include Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji.
Hollywood hasn’t had a solid track record when it comes to adapting anime/manga into live-action, with the obvious outliers being Alita Battle Angel and Edge of Tomorrow. However, with the cast looking this good, there might be some faith that the One Piece live-action turns out alright and hopefully attracts enough attention to get more seasons (sorry, Cowboy Bebop).