One Piece season 2: Will there be another season on Netflix?

One Piece. (L to R) Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Emily Rudd as Nami in season 1 of One Piece. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023
One Piece. (L to R) Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Emily Rudd as Nami in season 1 of One Piece. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

One Piece is finally available to stream on Netflix, and chances are you’re quickly making your way through the eight-episode first season. I’m sure that once you finish all the episodes, you’ll be left wondering if more episodes will be released at a later date in a One Piece season 2. You know you can always count on us to provide you with any information regarding Netflix shows, and One Piece is no exception. So here’s everything we know about a potential second installment of the fantasy adventure series.

Based on the popular Japanese manga series of the same name, and created by Matt Owens and Steven Maeda, Netflix’s One Piece follows teen pirate Monkey D. Luffy and his gang of misfits as they sail the seas in search of the legendary treasure known as the One Piece. With this treasure, Monkey will finally achieve his goal of becoming the King of the Pirates.

Rising talent Iñaki Godoy leads the cast as Monkey D. Luffy. In addition, Mackenyu (Roronoa Zoro), Emily Rudd (Nami), Jacob Romero Gibson (Usopp), and Taz Skylar (Sanji) play crew members of Luffy’s Straw Hat Pirates. Many other gifted actors, such as Morgan Davies, Vincent Regan, Peter Gadiot, Aidan Scott, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Langley Kirkwood, Jeff Ward, McKinley Belcher III, and Alexander Maniatis, are in the cast as well.

Will there be a One Piece season 2 on Netflix?

09/14/23 UPDATE: Netflix renewed the live-action series for a second season only two weeks after the first season’s release.

As of Sept. 6, Netflix has not announced its plans for the fantasy adventure series. In other words, a One Piece season 2 is not in the works because the show hasn’t been renewed.

But honestly, no one should be alarmed just yet. The show just recently came out, so it’ll most likely be a while before we hear any news back about the show’s fate. The streaming giant doesn’t usually renew/cancel a new series immediately after it’s released. Depending on how the first season fares on Netflix will most likely determine if more episodes will be coming in the future.

One Piece season 1 has been reported to be one of Netflix’s most expensive shows with a budget of around $18 million per episode. This means the first season cost a whopping $144 million to make. Viewership numbers are already important in Netflix’s renewal process, but it’s even more important for expensive shows like One Piece. After Netflix tallies up the numbers of how many people watched the first season in a specific time frame, the total will have to be high enough to the streamer’s standards to justify a second season.

Netflix isn’t going to put tons of more money into a show that people aren’t watching. So, it’s very important that many people tune in and watch the first season if they want to better the chances of a One Piece season 2 happening.

The first season only covered the East Blue Saga main story arc from the manga, so there’s still much more story from the manga to be adapted if there is to be a second season. In fact, the first season ends in a way that sets up a potential second season to cover the last bit of the Loguetown arc (the sixth and last story of the East Blue Saga) and move on to the following main story arc (Arabasta Saga).

One Piece season 2 renewal odds

If we’re speaking of renewal odds as of Sept. 6, we’d say things are moving in a great direction. In just its first four days on the streaming platform (Aug. 28-Sept. 3), One Piece season 1 managed to rise to the No. 1 spot on Netflix’s top 10 English-language TV shows list with a whopping 18.5 million views.

Here’s what Netflix said about this impressive feat in a recent press release:

"ONE PIECE sailed straight to the top of the English TV List, plundering an impressive 18.5M views in just four days of release. The series reached the Top 10 in 93 countries, and debuted at #1 in 46. Based on Japan’s highest-selling manga series in history, which has sold more than 500 million copies globally, the live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s sprawling tale currently has one of Netflix’s highest audiences scores ever. A huge thanks to the thousands of straw hats who assembled around the world for fan screenings and celebrations across 10 countries."

If this show keeps this up and continues to increase its viewership over the next couple of weeks, we’d most likely be looking at a season 2 renewal. Remember, completion rates are very important to Netflix’s renewal process. This means people need to make sure they watch each episode of the first season from beginning to end.

We’ll keep you updated on One Piece‘s renewal status, so stay tuned to Netflix Life!

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