As rumored, it was only a matter of time before the work of Kaiu Shirai (script). And Posuka Demizu (drawing) would end up jumping from the vignettes to other formats. It was last 2018 when the animated adaptation of The Promised Neverland was confirmed for the first time. One of the most anticipated adaptations of recent years and that has a total of 12 episodes to its credit. Thanks to the impeccable work of CloverWorks and the global reception it has received. It was to be expected that The Promised Neverland anime would return soon with a second season.
After the second season was confirmed last March – shortly after the first was finished. It was a matter of time before new information about the production appeared on the horizon. Shueisha’s great annual event, the Jump Festa, has served as the ideal showcase to announce the premiere time horizon of the second season of The Promised Neverland: October 2020. The premiere date has been accompanied by a brief teaser trailer that roughly reviews the previous events, as well as a promotional image with the main cast. Finally, the Neverland franchise has closed its announcements with the confirmation of a third light novel that will focus on telling the “secret story” of “a certain character.”
The Promised Neverland was one of the great fears of 2019 since it was not known with certainty if the spirit of the work would come to life on screen, but thanks to the commendable work of the commissioned studio, we cannot deny that this first contact has been really satisfactory. It is true that the homonymous work has a unique and difficult mystery to match. But in general terms, its execution has been one of the best of the winter 2019 season and, possibly, of the whole year. We will see what they surprise us within 2020. But if they follow the trail created for the moment. We can be sure that one of the second most impressive seasons in recent years awaits us.
* News updated to 04/23/2020: Thanks to the RRSS of the series. It has been confirmed that the broadcast of the second season of The Promised Neverland will be affected by COVID-19. Thus, if scheduled for October 2020, the second season of TPN will go to January 2021, thus starting a new year. Three months will help to reschedule the current year’s calendar. And will ensure the safety of a multitude of workers and gears in this industry.
On the other hand, to prepare this season. It has also been confirmed that from July 2020 the first season of The Promised Neverland will be able to be enjoyed again on Japanese television.