Last year it was revealed that Netflix’s live-action series adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga series will be filming in South Africa. Now the working title for the series has been revealed. According to reports, the Netflix series will be filming under the working title of “Project Roger.” The working title seems to be a reference to Gol D Roger, the Pirate King, and owned the legendary treasure known as One Piece.
Tomorrow Studios, Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios will be producing the One Piece live-action series. Adelstein announced at Jump Festa 2018’s One Piece stage panel that the live-action Hollywood television series adaptation will begin with the East Blue arc and will “broaden from there.” The producer also promised that the series will create “a true One Piece” after he discussed the project with Oda.
Eiichiro Oda launched One Piece manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine in July 19, 1997, with the chapters collected into 85 tankōbon volumes to date. Toei Animation premiere the anime show adaptation of the manga in 1999, in Japan.