It looks like we finally have a reveal of a new director for the upcoming live-action adaptation of One Piece. Netflix and TV veteran, Tim Southam, has revealed his involvement with Tomorrow Studios and Netflix’s adaptation on his personal website, as uncovered by @OP_Netflix_Fan. While there is no mention if he’s involved with a specific amount of episodes, he is seemingly also attached as an executive producer.
As mentioned, the director has quite a history with Netflix, as he worked on two episodes of Locke & Key and quite a few episodes of Lost in Space. He’s also worked on an episode of American Gods, Bates Motel, The Good Doctor, and many more. So, he has quite the filmography as a director. He’s also worked as an executive producer on Colony and Locke & Key.
He’s the second director revealed to be working on the series. Daredevil and Black Sails director Marc Jobst also is involved with the project and is directing the series pilot. It’ll be interesting to see what they bring to the One Piece adaptation, especially as we’ve seen quite a bit from the set that hinted at some massive sets, such as Shank’s ship, the Red Force.
We might get more information in June once Geeked Week starts, which may even give us a full reveal on who the directing team is behind the project. It’s unclear how many episodes Jobst and Southam might be working on, but it’s great to finally get some hint at who is working on bringing our favorite Straw Hats to life.
Source: Tim Southam