According to Variety, hit manga and anime series “The Promised Neverland” might be getting the Hollywood treatment from Amazon Prime. The streaming service, together with Fox 21 Television Studios, will be producing a live-action series adaptation of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu’s dark fantasy manga.
Rodney Rothman (director: Into the Spider-Verse) is at the directorial helm, while Meghan Malloy (often credited as Meghan Malloy Kunkleman) will be writing scripts. Masi Oka (Heroes), Miri Yoon, and Roy Lee (executive producer for The Grudge 2020 film, Doctor Sleep, and Godzilla: King of Monsters) will be the series’ executive producers.
Cast and release dates have yet to surface.
The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland) recently ended its run in the 28th issue of Weekly Shounen Jump on June 15, 2020. A gag manga spin-off, Oyakusoku no Neverland, ran from January to March 2019 in Shueisha’s Shounen Jump+. Season 1 of the anime adaptation aired from January to March 2019, with a season 2 slated for a 2021 release after having postponed production due to COVID-19. A Japanese live-action film is slated to premiere this December 18, 2020, starring Rihito Itagaki (Uhr from Kamen Rider Zi-O) as Norman, Minami Hamabe (Jabami Yumeko in Kakegurui) as Emma, and Jyo Kairi as Ray.