The good news is that One Piece is coming back for a second season, which is honestly no surprise. The show was a breakout hit for Netflix in 2023 and finally helped to break Netflix's losing streak with live-action anime adaptations. Season 2 was quickly ordered and work has already begun on the new season.
Scripts have been written, but filming has not yet started and it's not expected that filming will begin until sometime in early 2024. Given the scope of the show's production, we anticipate the show will film for several months and then will require months of post-production to bring the show to life.
All of this is to say that we probably won't be seeing the second season of the show coming our way in 2024. Sure, Netflix hasn't ruled a 2024 return out, but the odds of them being able to film and finalize the episodes in time to roll them out before the end of the year. December seems like the absolute soonest Netflix could potentially drop new episodes, but that feels like a long shot.
Instead, we're expecting Luffy and the gang won't be back on our screens until 2025 with a long break ahead.