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Netflix Begins Production on Season 2 of One Piece

Production for Season 2 of the One Piece live-action adaptation on Netflix has officially kicked off, with the streaming giant releasing a video showcasing the cast’s return to set. The video features the Straw Hat crew members, including Iñaki Godoy as Luffy, Mackenyu as Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji, reuniting on the iconic Going Merry pirate ship set in South Africa.

Fans of the popular series were eagerly anticipating updates from Netflix following the announcement of several new cast members in June 2024. Reports indicated that filming was slated to commence in June 2024, with Netflix eyeing a 2025 premiere for Season 2, a development that has generated significant excitement among the fan base.

Among the newly announced cast additions for Season 2 are David Dastmalchian from “Ant-Man and The Suicide Squad” and Clive Russell from “Game of Thrones,” who will portray Mr. 3 and Crocus, respectively. The ensemble also includes Jazzara Jaslyn as Miss Valentine, Camrus Johnson as Mr. 5, Daniel Lasker as Mr. 9, Werner Coetser as Dorry, Brendan Murray as Brogy, Callum Kerr as Captain Smoker, Julia Rehwald as Tashigi, Ty Keogh as Dalton, and Rob Collletti as Wapol.

In addition to the primary cast, Netflix has confirmed the return of Ilia Isorelys Paulino as Alvida, Jeff Ward as Buggy, and Michael Dorman as Gold Roger. These characters are expected to play pivotal roles in the early episodes of Season 2’s Arabasta Arc, offering viewers a glimpse into the direction of the upcoming eight episodes.

The storyline is projected to unfold with the Straw Hat crew encountering various challenges and adversaries along their journey. Episode 1 is likely to feature the return of the side characters as the crew embarks from Loguetown into the Grand Line. Subsequent episodes are anticipated to delve into key locations and introduce new characters, culminating in a two-part finale that will bring the Arabasta Arc to a thrilling conclusion.

With the production of Season 2 underway, fans can look forward to an immersive and action-packed continuation of the beloved One Piece saga on the small screen. Stay tuned for more updates as the adventure unfolds.