Netflix announced on Tuesday that the Hollywood live-action series of Eiichiro Oda‘s One Piece manga once again ranked #1 on Netflix‘s global English-language television rankings in its third straight week on the service. The series had 10 million total views, with 75.5 million hours viewed and an average runtime of 7:34 hours, during the period of September 11-17.
The show ranked in the top 10 in 93 countries, and it ranked #1 in 25 of them. It ranked #3 in the U.S. under Dear Child.
The series ranked at #1 in its first week. The series had 18.5 million total views, with 140.1 million hours viewed and an average runtime of 7:34 hours. It again ranked at #2 in its second week, with 19.3 million total views, 145.7 million hours viewed, and an average runtime of 7:34 hours.
The series debuted exclusively on Netflix on August 31. The series had eight episodes, as opposed to 10 episodes as originally reported. The series will have a second season.
The live-action cast includes:
The Japanese voice actors for Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji in the One Piece TV anime reprise their roles in the Japanese dub. Additionally, Iñaki Godoy and and Taz Skylar dub Luffy and Sanji, respectively, in Spanish.
Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between producer Marty Adelstein (Prison Break, Teen Wolf) and ITV Studios, produced the live-action series. Matt Owens (Luke Cage, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) was the show’s writer. Steven Maeda and Becky Clements were executive producers.
Original creator Oda, who also served as an executive producer, stated in May that the series would not launch until he was “satisfied.” He added that “each and every entity involved is working in sync.”
Adelstein stated in a video message shown at Jump Festa in 2017 that the live-action Hollywood television series adaptation of the manga would start with the East Blue arc and “broaden from there.” Adelstein also stated that the series promised to create “a true One Piece” after he discussed the project with Oda personally.