One Piece: Ian McShane Reveals Why He Joined Netflix’s Live-Action Series

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Written By Sedoso Feb

During a recent interview with The Big Thing, Deadwood vet Ian McShane opened up about his brief role in Netflix’s hit live-action series adaptation of One Piece.

In first episode of the live-action One Piece series, McShane guest-starred as the narrator, where he introduced the King of the Pirates Gol D. Roger. According to the Golden Globe winner, his decision to join the show was actually influenced by his grandson, who has been a long-time fan of the anime.

“I tell you, I only knew about [One Piece] because one day I got a call and they said, ‘Why don’t you do this,’” McShane said. “I thought about the people I had, and with my youngest grandson… I phoned him, I called him and asked ‘Do you know about this show?’ He went, ‘Grandad… I’ve been watching this show since I was a kid.’ He said it started off as a manga then anime and now it’s here. He said it’s great.”

What to expect in One Piece Season 2?

One Piece Season 2 will be adapting the Arabasta saga, which will see Luffy, Nami, Zoro, Sanji and Usopp finally entering the treacherous waters of the Grand Line. Lots of new characters are expect to appear in the next installment, including fan-favorites Tony Tony Chopper, Dr. Kureha, Captain Smoker, Princess Vivi, Nico Robin, Portgas D. Ace, Crocodile, Bon Clay, and more. At the moment, Netflix has not yet made any casting announcements for Season 2, but Oscar winner Jamie Lee Curtis previously expressed her interest in signing on to play Dr. Kureha.

The live-action One Piece series stars Iñaki Godoy as Luffy, Mackenyu Arata as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji. Joining them are Peter Gadiot as Shanks, Morgan Davies as Koby, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida, Aidan Scott as Helmeppo, Jeff Ward as Buggy, Vincent Regan as Garp, Steven Ward as Mihawk, and more.

It is written and executive produced by Steven Maeda (The X-Files) and Matt Owens (Agents of SHIELD), with Maeda serving as the showrunner. Executive producers are Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios along with original manga author Oda.

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