It’s been more than two weeks since Netflix released One Piece, the live-action adaptation of the most popular anime series in history, and we can say loudly and clearly that it has been a success worldwide. The series has turned out to be a big hit for Netflix, but we still don’t have confirmation of a second season, which has raised concerns about its cancellation.
It seems that the delay in renewals on Netflix may be due to the strikes by writers and actors in Hollywood, causing a general delay in renewals. But if it were to be renewed, how many seasons would it have? We made an estimate at the time, although Netflix seems to have other plans.
A six-season series?
In an interview with Deadline, Becky Clements, one of the producers working on the project for Netflix, has commented that they want to continue working with Eiichiro Oda on One Piece… for about 6 seasons:
“We’ve definitely had extensive conversations about what we would do with season 2 if we had the opportunity, and then less extensive conversations about where we would go for the third through sixth seasons.”
This number doesn’t seem very encouraging, considering that the manga is so extensive that six seasons appear to be too few for a series like One Piece. Logically, at a minimum, they should make ten seasons… and even then, it falls short. But don’t worry! There’s no need to rush because in the same interview, Marty Adelstein from Tomorrow Studios made it clear that he wants to go further:
“We hope for 12 seasons; there’s a lot of material.”
This number is more hopeful, and although we’re still at the end of the first season with no news about a second, everything seems to indicate that we’ll be seeing more of the series soon. Let’s hope they let Luffy reach the One Piece.