Amazon is developing a live-action series based on Kaiu Shirai
and Posuka Demizu
's Yakusoku no Neverland
(The Promised Neverland
) manga, according to entertainment news website The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday.
Rodney Rothman and Meghan Malloy, known for their works in Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse
, are directing and penning the show, respectively. Rotham and Malloy are also serving as executive producers alongside Masi Oka (Death Note
), and Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee (The Grudge
) and Miri Yoon (Polaroid
). Fox21 Television Studios and Amazon Studio are producing the series, which will be released on Amazon's Prime Video platform.
At Grace Field House, life couldn't be better for the orphans! Though they have no parents, together with the other kids and a kind "Mama" who cares for them, they form one big, happy family. No child is ever overlooked, especially since they are all adopted by the age of 12. Their daily lives involve rigorous tests, but afterwards, they are allowed to play outside.
There is only one rule they must obey: do not leave the orphanage. But one day, two top-scoring orphans, Emma and Norman, venture past the gate and unearth the harrowing secret behind their entire existence. Utilizing their quick-wittedness, the children must work together to somehow change their predetermined fate. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Shirai and Posuka began serializing the fantasy thriller manga in Weekly Shounen Jump
in August 2016. Shueisha released the 18th volume on March 4, with the 19th volume scheduled for release on July 3 (pictured). Yakusoku no Neverland
has a cumulative 21 million copies of its volumes in circulation worldwide.
VIZ Media distributed the first three chapters of the manga in English alongside the Japanese release as a part of its Jump Start initiative and subsequently serialized it in their digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The company now publishes the series simultaneously on its new Shounen Jump platform. The 15th volume went on sale
on June 2.
A 12-episode television anime adaptation
produced by CloverWorks
aired in Winter 2019. A second season
was originally slated for Fall 2020, but has since been delayed
to Winter 2021 due to the effects of the COVID-19.
a Japanese live-action film adaptation in September 2019, which will open in theaters on December 18.
Source: Comic Natalie
, The Hollywood Reporter
News submitted by Aiimee