Netflix has shared a sneak peek at the incredible sets for the upcoming live-action One Piece series. Production is currently underway in South Africa, with the goal to adapt a good portion of the East Blue saga from Eiichiro Oda’s best-selling manga. The sets shown include a first official look at the Straw Hat pirates’ ship, the Going Merry, as well as Sanji’s restaurant, Baratie.
Judging by the sneak peek, the first season of Netflix’s One Piece series will likely cover all the events in the East Blue saga leading into the Grand Line. We got confirmation that the show will cover most arcs in this saga including Baratie, Syrup Village (thanks to the Going Merry’s presence) as well as Arlong Park as the video briefly discusses Arlong’s important map room.
Showrunners Steve Maeda and Matt Owens open the sneak peek alongside actor Iñaki Godoy who will play protagonist Monkey D. Luffy. So far, the sets are quite impressive, showing the full construction of the Baratie restaurant and its various rooms and bars. We also get a few brief glimpses of the Going Merry along with concept art teasing Miss Love Duck, the ship belonging to Alvida, the first antagonist introduced in the manga.
The creators explained that each set took weeks to build due to the careful attention to detail, which really shows in the vibrant and colourful designs of the ships. Hopefully we’ll get a look at some of the locations that the Straw Hats will visit off-shore soon too.
Netflix also confirmed the additional supporting cast which includes Alexander Maniatis as Klahadore, Celeste Loots as Kaya, Chioma Umeala as Nojiko, Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan, Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff and Steven Ward as the greatest swordsman in the world, Mihawk.
Netflix’s One Piece series is currently in production in South Africa. Have a look at the set sneak peek video below.