First announced in January 2020, filming of Netflix’s new action series ‘One Piece’ continues in Cape Town, South Africa. Delayed by a pandemic, production for the highly-anticipated Netflix production finally began.
One Piece is an anime adaptation of the much-beloved manga by Eiichiro Oda. The action-packed series follows Monkey D. Luffy’s quest to raise his own crew (The Straw Hats), find the mythical treasure known as ‘One Piece’ and declare himself as the Pirate King within the ruthless and cut-throat ‘Golden Age of Pirates’.
The anime series stars Iñaki Godoy, who plays Luffy and showrunners, Steven Maeda and Matt Owens. Godoy mentioned that filming is taking place at our Cape Town Film Studios.
According to Netflix, One Piece will feature 50 South African cast members and 1000 crew in aid of supporting black creatives in the South African film and television industry. “We are commented to contributing to the creative industry of Africa. We aim to showcase African creatives on a global stage,” Netflix said.
While Netflix has yet to announce any official release date, Marc Jobst (episode director and executive producer) said they’ve wrapped up filming the first two episodes of the show.