Netflix’s live-action “One Piece” TV series is seeing a change of one of its showrunners.

Joe Tracz, who worked on Disney+ adaptation “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” and the Netflix take on “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events,” is joining the team as co-showrunner.

He replaces Steven Maeda (“Pan Am,” “Helix”) who served as co-showrunner on the first season along with writer and executive producer Matt Owens.

Owens remains as co-showrunner, and while Maeda is stepping down he will continue to serve as an executive producer alongside franchise creator Eiichiro Oda. Tracz says in a statement:

“I’ve been lucky to work on big adaptations of several beloved series, and they don’t come bigger or more beloved than ‘One Piece’. I’m a huge fan of Oda-san’s incredible imagination and I was blown away by what the live-action team created in Season One. So it’s a dream and a joy to come aboard the Going Merry as it enters the Grand Line for an even more giant Season Two.”

The series debuted on Netflix in August 2023 and was quickly renewed for a second season after spending eight weeks in Netflix’s Global Top 10 rankings.

Iñaki Godoy, Mackenyu, Emily Rudd, Jacob Romero, and Taz Skylar are all expected back for the second season which will begin production in June in South Africa.

Source: Variety

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