It’s been a while since many fans binge-watched the first season of the award-winning anime thriller series The Promise Neverland, but we don’t have to wait much longer for season two to be released. An original trailer for the second season of The Promised Neverland showed a January 2021 release date, after its initial fall 2020 release date was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, now a more specific date has been revealed.
On December 10th, a new teaser trailer was released, giving us more information on the upcoming second season. The main piece of news was that the series will officially kick off on January 7, 2021. The season’s opening theme was also announced: “Identity” by Kiro Akiyama.
What’s next for The Promised Neverland?
The Promised Neverland is a horror/thriller anime following the lives of children being raised to become food for demons (without their knowledge). All they know is that they live a jubilant, idyllic life with their “mother” and orphanage siblings. However, when some of the kids find out what is really going on, they decide to take their fates, and those of their friends, into their own hands.
As of the final episode of season one, the kids have left the only home they’ve ever known behind to seek a better future than the ones they were headed toward before (one where a future wasn’t even an option, as they would only be led to their slaughter). It’s unclear what will happen during season two, but it will likely follow the manga’s storyline. So, we will likely see as the kids search for the mysterious man whose name appears in the books at Grace Field House: William Minerva. Can this man help them, or will he be like the other adults they’ve ever encountered in their lives–creepy and untrustworthy?
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