One Piece season 2 release date speculation, cast, plot, and more news

Netflix's One Piece season 2 release date is coming soon, as the live-action series has smashed expectations to become one of the best anime adaptations ever.

One Piece season 2 release date: Luffy and Mihawk

What is the Netflix One Piece season 2 release date? The seas just got a lot busier because hordes of new One Piece fans have joined Monkey D Luffy’s quest to become king of the pirates.

The live-action One Piece is based on one of the best anime series of all time, and has become a smash hit for Netflix. Like the anime and the manga, the new show follows Monkey D Luffy’s quest to find the One Piece treasure, and watching all our favorite One Piece characters come to life has been an absolute treat so far. In fact, against all expectations, the show has become one of the best TV series of 2023.

So, just like you, we want more. In order to put together all the current information on the live-action One Piece season 2 release date, cast list, plot details, and more, we’ve been on our own adventure to the Grand Line. These are the results.

One Piece season 2 release date speculation

On September 14, 2023, Eiichiro Oda confirmed that One Piece has been renewed for a second season. But despite the first drafts of scripts being done for the show, don’t expect to see Luffy again until 2025.

With the overwhelmingly positive response from fans and critics (read our One Piece live-action review here!) and huge viewing numbers, it’s no wonder that the official confirmation of season 2 came along so quickly. And the good news is that since the first draft of scripts for season 2 are already written, production can begin as soon as the current Hollywood strikes are resolved.

Executives behind the show have provided a more precise timeline, confirming that the live-action One Piece season 2 should be ready between 12-18 months after the strikes end. However, currently, there’s no end in sight when it comes to the strikes — where actors and writers are negotiating for a fair deal — and we’re not expecting them to be resolved until 2024.

One Piece season 2 release date: Emily Rudd as Nami

Who will be in the One Piece season 2 cast?

Almost everyone from the first season will be back for the One Piece season 2 cast, including Iñaki Godoy as the leader of the Straw Hats.

Joining him and filling out his crew will be his friends from the One Piece live-action cast: Emily Rudd as Nami, Mackenyu Arata as Roronoa Zoro, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji.

Then we have supporting cast members and characters like Steven Ward as Dracule Mihawk, Vincent Regan as Vice Admiral Garp, and Jeff Ward as Buggy, who will all be back too. That’s not it, though.

Plenty of new actors will be joining the cast as Godoy’s Luffy continues his dangerous adventure and meets more friends and foes. Thanks to a teaser at the end of season 1 and the One Piece anime, we know that Smoker (aka one of the best anime villains in early One Piece) will be making his big debut.

It’s all very exciting, and we can’t wait to see who will be joining this already-talented cast! Keep your eyes on this guide for future casting announcements.

One Piece season 2 release date: Shanks giving young Luffy his straw hat

The expected live-action One Piece season 2 cast list:

  • Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy
  • Emily Rudd as Nami
  • Mackenyu Arata as Roronoa Zoro
  • Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp
  • Taz Skylar as Sanji
  • Aidan Scott as Helmeppo
  • Jeff Ward as Buggy
  • Steven Ward as Dracule Mihawk
  • Vincent Regan as Garp
  • Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida
  • Ian McShane as The Narrator

One Piece season 2 release date: Jeff Ward as Buggy

What will happen in One Piece season 2?

Netflix’s One Piece season 2 will likely conclude the East Blue saga, and begin the Arabasta saga.

If you have already seen the One Piece live-action ending for season 1, you’d also know that the show ended on a bit of a cliffhanger. Luffy and the gang are getting ready to finally sail the Grand Line to look for the One Piece treasure, while Buggy the Clown and Alvida want revenge and are coming after our favorite Devil Fruit user.

We’re expecting the Loguetown Arc in the East Blue Saga to be the main basis of the plot for One Piece season 2. In this final arc, the gang stops by the town where Gol D Roger was born and executed before heading to the Grand Line. There, we will see Buggy again, will be introduced to another Devil Fruit User (Smoker), and learn what a Seastone is.

We then expect the show to end with the introduction of the Arabasta saga. This will see the Straw Hat crew arriving at the desert nation of Arabasta. It’s one of the most drama-filled and action-packed arcs in all of One Piece, and if you want spoilers, you’ll have to delve into the manga or anime. But trust us, you’re in for a treat.

One Piece season 2 release date: Rorona Zoro, Luffy, and Nami straw hats

Is there a One Piece season 2 trailer?

There is no trailer for One Piece season 2 just yet, and the Netflix series hasn’t even begun filming, so it’s going to be a long wait.

Below, you can watch Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece season 2 announcement video. He says that the adventures of Inaki and the live-action straw hats will continue onward. He does note that it will take a while to get the story finalized, so please be patient.

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Where can I watch One Piece season 2?

When it releases, live-action One Piece season 2 will be available exclusively on Netflix, just like the first season.

In the meantime, you can read the One Piece manga for free right now, and watch the anime on Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll is where you can check out all the latest One Piece episodes. So, if you are curious about skipping ahead and seeing Luffy’s Gear 5 form and true Devil Fruit power, we recommend heading there while we wait for more live-action news.

One Piece season 2 release date: Steven Ward as Mihawk

How many episodes will be in One Piece season 2?

Nothing’s been confirmed yet, but we’re expecting One Piece season 2 to have the same amount of episodes as the first season: eight.

This is the perfect binge-able length for a season, though anime fans will be wishing there were more. And that’s everything we know about One Piece season 2 for now!

For more on the live-action, check out our list of all the Devil Fruit users in the Netflix series and our guides explaining Mr 7 and Captain Morgan. Or, for more binge-worthy picks, here is our guide breaking down everything new on Netflix this month and the best Netflix series.

We also have all your anime needs sorted with explainers on how to watch all of One Piece in order, all the One Piece filler episodes you can skip, and a ranking of the best anime characters ever.