One Piece: the Netflix live action series has a working title

One Piece: the Netflix live action series has a working title

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The Netflix series of One Piece continues its production in great secrecy but the provisional title used internally by insiders to identify this new live action series based on the famous manga and anime by Eiichiro Oda may have emerged, which could be One Piece: Project Roger.

It is very unlikely that this name can also be used in the final version, since it is a rather strange and not very intriguing title, but this is what has been collected by Production Weekly by observing the recent recordings by the studios of production for the series currently in progress.

On the other hand, it is not the first time that the name in question emerges, considering that the same showrunner in charge of creating the One Piece live action series, Steve Maeda , had long ago published a photo showing a door with the words "Project Roger" on it, which seems to be a rather definitive confirmation of the name in code for the series.

The work in progress has obviously suffered a big slowdown since the explosion of the pandemic from Covid-19 and probably all the dates foreseen for the production have been postponed. For the moment, we still know practically nothing about the TV series in question and we are waiting for the first official information.

The first confirmation of One Piece on Netflix, with a TV series shot live with real actors in production emerged over a year ago, in January 2020, then there were some confirmations including the fact that it is a large production, in close collaboration with Eiichiro Oda. At this point, we are waiting to know something more about it, as filming could be started or near. For the moment, it has emerged that it should last 10 episodes and tell the East Blue saga from the original narrative line.

One Piece is preparing to become a live action TV series on Netflix Source

Netflix's One Piece Live-Action Series Working Title Surfaces Online

The working title for Netflix's One Piece live-action series has surfaced online! Netflix has expanded their anime umbrella even more so in recent years due to an increase of new licensing and production, and one of the more curious expansions of this has been through its live-action adaptations. The network currently has several live-action projects in development for franchises such as Sword Art Online, Cowboy Bebop, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Avatar: The Last Airbender, but one that has gotten a lot of attention from fans is an upcoming live-action take on Eiichiro Oda's massively popular anime and manga franchise One Piece.

With One Piece's new live-action series resuming production in full following a delay from the COVID-19 pandemic last year, details for the production have begun to surface online. A new listing from Production Weekly has noted that the working title for the upcoming series is 'Project Roger.' This title has popped up in the past before, so it seems like this could indeed be what the production is labeling the series is for now!

One Piece Netflix(Photo: Shueisha / Netflix)

'Project Roger' was the working title seen for the series teased by showrunner Steve Maeda. Hyping up the series and confirming the production is now in full swing with fans, Maeda shared a picture featuring a door with 'Project Roger' on it and the following message on Instagram, 'A year ago COVID kicked us out of our offices and delayed production. But we haven’t stopped working to bring @onepiecenetflix to life. Thanks for your patience, your questions, and many great suggestions.'

Although writing work had been confirmed to be in the works during the COVID-19 pandemic delay by those involved with the series, there are still tons of details completely shrouded in mystery. It's been confirmed that this new series (produced jointly with Tomorrow Studios) has been slated with a ten episode order that will take on the East Blue saga of Eiichiro Oda's original manga series.

'Project Roger' is a fun nod to the Pirate King at the center of the series, Gol D Roger, that sets the whole thing in motion so it seems like Netflix's One Piece is off to a great start with its live-action adaptation! But what do you think of this working title? What do you want to see from this upcoming series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or you can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!