As everyone is now aware, Netflix is working hard on its live-action adaptation of One Piece which is already shooting in Africa. In the last week, the team had stated that there would be an announcement shortly and, finally, it has arrived. In fact, almost surprisingly, the actor who will play the role of Emperor Shanks The Red has been revealed.
The team behind One Piece confirmed that Peter Gadiot will join the acting crew as Shanks. Gadiot appeared in a short intro video posted by Netflix on Twitter so fans can welcome the star.
[ONE PIECE NEWS Streaming ③] #Netflix
Live-action drama additional cast announcement ③
The role of Shanks / PETER GADIOT
(Peter Gadiot) #ONEPIECE #ONEPIECENEWS pic.twitter.com/TSa6rRbaGK
— ONE PIECE Staff [Official] / Official (@Eiichiro_Staff) March 28, 2022
For anyone unfamiliar with Peter Gadiot, suffice it to know that he also starred in films as The Forbidden Girl and The Yellowjackets. Now the actor seems to have found his next job which, from what seems to be leaked from Netflix, could be really ambitious. Unfortunately, the big N of streaming has been widely criticized for its previous live-action, only this time they have the One Piece brand in their hand which, by now, since 1997 continues to gather more and more fans.
The bar must therefore inevitably be raised, given the heavy criticism that is risked with a project of this magnitude. Fans also have to expect a younger look from Peter, given that the TV series will cover, at least in this first phase, the East Blue saga.
Unfortunately, the information to date ends here, so we wait to know who will be the members of the Straw Hat crew. However, if you are on par with the manga and you have read the highly anticipated chapter 1044, we have talked about it abundantly in this article in which we have made some very interesting analyzes and theories, continue reading however at your own risk since , of course, it contains major spoilers.