The Popularity of One Piece Live-Action on Netflix Sparks Renewal Talks for Season 2

One Piece, the beloved manga and anime series, has taken the Internet by storm with its highly anticipated live-action adaptation. Created by Eiichiro Oda, the live-action version of One Piece on Netflix is being hailed as one of the streaming platform’s best adaptations to date, a significant achievement following the disappointments of previous adaptations like Cowboy Bebop and Death Note.

One Piece Takes the Internet by Storm

After just one week of streaming, One Piece has skyrocketed to the top of IMDb’s popularity rank, surpassing popular shows like Ahsoka, Who Is Erin Carter, and Suits. This achievement has only fueled the fandom’s belief that a second season is inevitable.

Strong Indicators for Renewal

While Netflix has not made any official statements regarding the renewal of One Piece, several signs indicate that a second season is on the horizon. Firstly, the series has received warm reviews from both critics and fans. Additionally, One Piece continues to top the charts and perform exceptionally well, which undoubtedly draws Netflix’s attention.

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Although Netflix has yet to release official viewing hours data, the overwhelming success of One Piece suggests that a renewal is highly probable. With a vast source material, there are plenty of stories to explore and numerous seasons that Netflix could potentially produce.

A Cliffhanger Ending Leaves Fans Wanting More

The first season of One Piece concluded with a cliffhanger, leaving fans craving more. The finale teased the introduction of new characters and impending drama as the protagonist, Monkey D. Luffy, embarks on his journey to the Grand Line accompanied by his stronger-than-ever crew. Meanwhile, his adversaries show no signs of surrender.

One Piece Mid-Credits Scene

Co-showrunner Steven Maeda described the mid-credits scene, featuring the iconic villain Smoker from the original manga, as “a good mystery.” While he didn’t confirm or deny the character’s appearance, Maeda and co-showrunner Matt Owens have already planned out the second season of One Piece, as confirmed in an interview with Variety.

The Potential Roadblock: Writers and Actors Strike

The only possible barrier to the immediate approval of season 2 is the ongoing writers and actors strike. Netflix has yet to strike a deal with the affected parties, which may delay the production of the new season.

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Sources: Variety, IMDb