Season 1 of the highlight anticipated live-action adaptation of One Piece just dropped onto the Netflix streaming platform today.
Unfortunately, rumors are already running wild that the series is on the chopping block after just one season. Is Netflix already considering pulling the plug and canceling the Live-Action One Piece? Keep reading for the latest fan chatter.
What Is One Piece About?
The series follows the journey of a boy named Monkey D. Luffy who is on a journey to become the “King of Pirates.” The main character is more commonly referred to as Luffy or Straw Hat.
The official synopsis for the series on Netflix reads: “Luffy is a young adventurer who has longed for a life of freedom ever since he can remember. He sets off from his small village on a perilous journey to find the legendary fabled treasure, ONE PIECE, to become King of the Pirates!”
Netflix’s Live-Action One Piece At Risk Of Cancellation?
As anime fans know, One Piece is the longest-running anime series with arguably one of the largest fan bases. Presently, the anime series is still releasing new episodes. The early reviews are already in and fans of One Piece are IN LOVE with this adaptation.
@netflix do not cancel #OnePiece #OnePieceLiveAction out of the blue!!! You guys are famous for canceling great shows. DO NOT DARE.
— Eunice (@squeakywheeky) August 31, 2023
Is live action One Piece out for at least a week before they cancel any ideas of a season 2?
— The Crossover Podcast (@MPearce6) August 31, 2023
As subscribers and anime fans know, the streaming service also took a risk and created a live-action of Cowboy Bebop. The series, however, reportedly did not perform well enough for the streaming giant to hold onto it.
It was canned after a single season. Fans were furious. Understandably, this has One Piece fans concerned it may suffer the same fate.
// I’m begging yall, even if you don’t know anything about One Piece, go watch the live action series on Netflix when it releases August 31st
The cast, crew, and even Oda himself have worked so hard to create this, and it would be a shame if it flops and gets canceled
— 𝐃𝐄𝐕𝐈𝐋 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐁𝐋𝐔𝐄 𝐒𝐄𝐀 (@TheChefWhoKicks) August 27, 2023
As mentioned previously, chatter on social media suggests the live-action One Piece is everything fans hoped for and more. Unfortunately, that isn’t giving fans peace of mind. A show doing well and being extremely popular hasn’t stopped Netflix from pulling the plug in the past.
On Twitter, many subscribers are tagging Netflix and asking how many weeks will pass before they break everyone’s hearts and cancel the series despite it being a “masterpiece.”
As TV Shows Ace has previously reported, Julie And The Phantoms was an extremely popular romantic musical that developed a huge fan base. Moreover, the cast grew very close and rallied for the renewal of the series. Sadly, Netflix pulled the plug anyway.
God damn…Buggy The Clown in Netflix one piece goes hard into the look. Shame like all Netflix shows it will be canceled after 1 season pic.twitter.com/IxVP8w2Qdc
— EyeRChris🪓 (@EyeRChris) August 24, 2023
Many subscribers have taken to social media to beg anyone with a Netflix account to watch One Piece simply to save the series from cancellation. Several have also threatened Netflix not to cancel the series “or else.”
Do you think Netflix could pull the plug on this live adaptation after just one season? Or, do you think the streaming giant is going to give the series a fair chance? Share your thoughts with us in the comments. And, keep coming back for more TV news and updates.