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

Netflix's One Piece season 2 release date is coming soon, so here is everything that you need to know about the next chapter in the hit live-action anime.

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

One Piece season 2 is confirmed to be in the works and will likely be released sometime in 2025.

That is right, folks; although we don’t have a set release date yet, Luffy’s live-action adventures are continuing. In fact, on September 14, 2023, Eiichiro Oda himself confirmed the good renewal news. 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.

However, the production has already faced a few delays due to the 2023 Writers Strike and the ongoing Actors Strike in Hollywood. Although the Writers Strike is over, and work on the next chapter’s scripts is already underway, filming won’t be able to kick off until Actors get a fair deal, meaning 2025 is our best bet.

Executives behind the show previously confirmed that One Piece season 2 should be ready between 12-18 months after the strikes end. So, fingers crossed, we get to see the show in early 2025 at the very least. Stay tuned for more updates!

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 from early One Piece) will be making his big debut.

Comments from the show’s team have also hinted that the next chapter will cover at least all the events up to the Drum Island Arc. Meaning there will be Chopper and Princess Vivi to cast. However, no official new actors have been added to the project just yet, despite one A-lister commenting on their interest. One Piece showrunner Matt Owens hinted in an interview with Yahoo that the crew was eyeing Jamie Lee Curtis for the role of Doctor Kureha.

“It came out that Jamie Lee Curtis is a One Piece fan. As soon as she said that, we were like, okay, we have to try and get her on the show,” Owens said. “What can we do? And Doctor Kureha, very luckily, is a character who is coming up in our story and is someone who is perfect for Jamie Lee Curtis.”

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

As mentioned above, we know that this list will grow once casting for season 2 kicks off. So keep your eyes on this page as more details head our way.

One Piece season 2 release date: Jeff Ward as Buggy

What will happen in One Piece season 2?

We know that Netflix’s One Piece season 2 will cover the Lougetown Arc. However, this Arc should only take a couple of episodes to cover, so we will likely begin the Arabasta saga in season 2 as well.

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.

The first season’s ending almost finished the East Blue Saga. However, it didn’t cover the Lougetown Arc. Showrunner Matt Owens has assured fans that Lougetown wasn’t skipped when answering fans on Reddit, so it looks like season 2’s first half will be focused on the final part of One Piece’s first saga.

In the Lougetown 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 focus on an introduction to the Arabasta saga.

This will see the Straw Hat crew facing off against the Baroque Works (that organization Zoro encountered in episode 1, remember Mr 7?) and trying to stop a civil war from happening. It’s one of the most drama-filled and action-packed sagas 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.

While we wait for an official plot synopsis, here is our guide explaining the five arcs One Piece season 2 should cover and the one it can ignore.

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 guide explaining Captain Morgan. Or, for more binge-worthy picks, here is our guide breaking down everything new on Netflix this month, everything you need to know about Wednesday season 2, and the best Netflix series you can stream right now.

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.