Previously, Netflix announced that they’d cast some of the major parts for their upcoming live-action adaptation of One Piece, now we have news that there are more castings. Joining Iñaki Godoy, Mackenyu, Emily Rudd, Jacob Romero Gibson, and Taz Skylar are Morgan Davies, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Aidan Scott, Jeff Ward, McKinley Belcher III, and Vincent Regan.
Here’s who the newcomers are playing in the series.
- Morgan Davies (they/them) will play Koby. (Credits: The End, The Evil Dead: Rise)
- Ilia Isorelýs Paulino (she/her) will play Alvida. (Credits: The Sex Lives of College Girls, Me Time)
- Aidan Scott (he/him) will play Helmeppo. (Credits: Action Point, Between the Devil)
- Jeff Ward (he/him) will play Buggy. (Credits: Brand New Cherry Flavor, Hacks)
- McKinley Belcher III (he/him) will play Arlong. (Credits: Ozark, The Good Lord Bird)
- Vincent Regan (he/him) will play Garp. (Credits: Troy, 300)
Here’s what series creator Eiichiro Oda had to say about the show:
“We’ve been working with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios on the massive project that is the Hollywood live action series adaptation of ONE PIECE! How many years has it been since it was announced, right? I know, I know! But rest assured we’ve been making steady progress all along! It’s not easy when you’re working with people from different cultures! But it’s precisely that process that can yield something special! For now, we’re able to announce the main cast! Rather, we need to hurry and announce it or else it’ll be leaked, apparently! Hilarious, lol.
Their face, the size of their mouths and hands, their aura, the way they carry themselves, their voice, their acting skills, their height, the balance amongst the Straw Hat Crew, etc…! We decided on this cast after numerous discussions involving people around the world! These are the people who will be our Straw Hat Pirates! It’ll take a bit more time to get this show done, but we’ll continue to do our best to deliver a show that we’re confident will be enjoyed by everyone around the world! Look forward to more updates in the future!“
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