On the morning of Sept. 3, Netflix Geeked posted a photo of a screenplay for the first episode of the streaming platform’s “One Piece” adaptation. While the image ultimately includes little new information, it confirms that the two lead writers announced along with the series are still involved, and even bears a brand new logo designed for the series’ debut live-action outing.
The “One Piece” pilot — titled “Romance Dawn,” after the series’ first story arc — is credited to writers Matt Owens and Steven Maeda. Owens thus far has largely worked as a writer for various Marvel TV series, including “Agents of SHIELD” and “Luke Cage.” Maeda is also a prolific TV writer, whose past work includes writing credits on classics like “The X-Files” and “Lost.”
At the top of the script is a logo, which Netflix Geeked shared as a higher-resolution stand-alone image in a Tweet following its screenplay reveal. The skeleton — literally and figuratively — of the new design is largely similar to that of the logo used for the anime and manga series. Within its “O” is a skull bearing protagonist Luffy’s signature red-striped hat, backed by pirate-appropriate crossbones. However, the skull in the live action series’ logo appears either hand-made or computer-generated, granting it an appropriately lifelike appearance. Missing from the new logo are the silhouette of Luffy in place of its “I” and the rope tied to its anchor-shaped “E.”
Now that Netflix has confirmed that “One Piece” is actively in production, more details are likely to follow as the making of the series moves forward.