The co-showrunner of the One Piece live-action series, Steven Maeda, has hinted at the possible introduction of the iconic manga villain, Smoker, in the mid-credits scene of Episode 8. During an interview with Variety, Maeda neither confirmed nor denied Smoker’s presence in Season 2, but expressed that it would be an intriguing mystery for viewers. Smoker, also known as Smoker the White Hunter, is a G-5 Marine base commander and a formidable antagonist in the manga series. His inclusion in the live-action adaptation would further expand the show’s plot and maintain its faithfulness to the source material.
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Maeda also revealed that he and co-showrunner Matt Owens have already planned out Season 2 of the One Piece live-action series. However, he refrained from divulging any details about what fans can expect from the upcoming season. He explained that he wanted the focus to remain on the first season, which was a challenging but rewarding endeavor that took years to develop.
One Piece, based on Eiichiro Oda’s manga series of the same name, follows the adventures of the Straw Hat Pirates as they search for the world’s greatest treasure, known as “One Piece.” The show is set in a seafaring world and centers around a young pirate captain, Monkey D. Luffy, and his crew’s quest to become the Pirate King. The series has gained a massive following globally and has become one of the most popular and enduring anime and manga franchises.
The cast of the live-action adaptation includes Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Emily Rudd as Nami, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, Taz Skylar as Sanji, Vincent Regan as Monkey D. Garp, Jeff Ward as Buggy the Clown, and Morgan Davies as Koby. The first season of One Piece, consisting of eight episodes, is currently available to stream on Netflix.
Fans can look forward to the possibility of seeing Smoker, one of the manga’s iconic villains, in the upcoming seasons of the One Piece live-action series. As the show continues to draw inspiration from its source material, it aims to captivate viewers and keep them guessing about the plot and character developments. While details about Season 2 remain undisclosed, the first season has already garnered attention and praise, making it an exciting time for both long-time fans and newcomers to the One Piece universe.