One Piece Live-Action Season 2 Gets a New Showrunner

In Short
  • Joe Tracz has joined the One Piece live-action Season 2 as the new co-showrunner alongside Matt Owens.
  • Tracz is known for his works such as Percy Jackson and the Olympians, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Dash & Lily.
  • The One Piece live-action season 2's filming is slated to begin in June 2024 and is expected to debut in 2025.

There is no denying that One Piece Live-Action Season 1 (read our review) was a game-changer for live-action adaptations. The show’s immense success led to an immediate renewal for season 2 and the pre-production is already underway. Today, an unexpected update has arrived confirming that a new writer will join the pirate crew as a co-showrunner.

Joe Tracz Appointed as Co-Showrunner for Season 2

Joe Tracz and a still of young Luffy and Shanks from One Piece live action season 1
Image Courtesy: Fandom & IMDb

The first season of the One Piece Live-Action series was fleshed out by showrunners Matt Owens and Steve Maeda. Now, the latter has decided to become an executive producer of the upcoming season 2.

As a result, the recent “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” fame Joe Tracz has boarded the ship as the co-creator alongside Matt Owens for One Piece Live-action Season 2. Previously, he also worked on numerous renowned Netflix projects such as Dash & Lily, A Series of Unfortunate Events, etc. On joining the crew, Joe shared his excitement in an official statement (via Deadline):

“I’ve been lucky to work on big adaptations of several beloved series, and they don’t come bigger or more beloved than One Piece. I’m a huge fan of Oda-san’s incredible imagination and I was blown away by what the live-action team created in Season One. So it’s a dream and a joy to come aboard the Going Merry as it enters the Grand Line for an even more giant Season Two.”

The OG showrunner Matt Owens also talked about how they are lucky to have Joe on board:

“Joe has brought a wealth of enthusiasm and experience into our second season that will help take One Piece to new heights. We’re incredibly lucky to have him as a co-captain of this ship. The best crew on the seas grows larger!”

Along with this exciting news, the shooting for season 2 of One Piece live-action is scheduled to start in June 2024. And if everything goes as planned, we can expect the premiere of the second season in 2025. That said, what do you think about this new addition to the One Piece crew? Let us know your thoughts below.

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