British born actor Peter Gadiot (“Yellowjackets,” “Queen of the South”) has joined the cast of Tomorrow Studios and Netflix’s live-action “One Piece” series based on the iconic anime and manga. The casting news was announced Monday by Gadiot himself via video at Shueisha’s Great Pirate Festival.
“One Piece” was written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Shounen Manga magazine Weekly Shounen Jumo since July 1997, with its individual chapters compiled into 101 Tankobon(comic) volumes as of December 2021. As of July 2021, “One Piece” had over 490 million copies in circulation in 58 countries and regions worldwide, making it the Best-Selling manga series in history.
“One Piece” follows Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate crew as they explore a fantastical world of endless oceans and exotic islands in search of the world’s ultimate treasure known as “One Piece” to become the legendary treasure of the former King of the Pirates – Gol D. Roger. “
Gadiot will play Shanks, the legendary captain of the red-haired pirate in the live-action series based on the Manga classic. He joins the previously announced cast including Gadiot joins previously announced cast Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D Luffy; Mackenyu as Rorona Zoro; Emily Rudd as Nami; Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp; Taz Skylar as Sanji; Morgan Davies as Koby; Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida; Aidan Scott as Helmeppo; Jeff Ward as Buggy; McKinley Belcher III as Arlong and Vincent Regan as Garp.
Matt Owens and Steven Maeda serve as co-showrunners and executive producers on the live-action adaptation of a prolific franchise that already includes over 1,000 episodes of anime and over 1,000 chapters of the manga.