The Promised Neverland Anime's 2nd Season Delayed to January 2021 Due to COVID-19
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official Twitter account for Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's The Promised Neverland manga announced on Thursday that the premiere date of the second season of the television anime adaptation of the manga has been pushed back from October 2020 to January 2021 due to the effect of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the production. The planned rerun of the first season has similarly been postponed from July 2020 to October 2020.
Shirai and Demizu launched The Promised Neverland manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in August 2016, and the series has entered its final arc as of September 2018. Shirai had stated in an interview in August 2018 that Shirai would like the story to "not extend too much" in accordance with the story's editor, adding that the length of the manga should be "ideally 20 to 30 volumes long." The magazine teased in August that the manga has entered the "climax" of the final arc.
Viz Media publishes the manga in North America.