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The Promised Neverland Netflix Release Date Shared on, Then Removed From, Twitter

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There is a chance of a The Promised Neverland Netflix debut next month. At 5pm CT on August 11, 2020, the official NXonNetflix Twitter account announced that the first season of the series would appear via the service in the United States and Canada on September 1, 2020. This included a gif of “Mama” Isabella, the caretaker at the orphanage. However, almost immediately after the tweet was removed. [Thanks, Comicbook!]

In The Promised Neverland, people follow an orphan named Emma and her friends and fellow residents at Grace Field House. All of them, like her best friends Norman and Ray, are geniuses and they dream of leaving the orphanage and finding a home. However, life isn’t what it seems for Emma, Norman, and Ray, and the three will eventually have to work together to find hope, freedom, and safety for them and the people they love.

The Promised Neverland launched in Japan in January 2019 and was localized not long after. In addition to becoming a fixture in Cartoon Network’s Toonami block, it also could be found via services like Crunchyroll and Hulu. (It is actually still immediately available on both platforms.)

A second season of The Promised Neverland is also on the way. It was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will launch in Japan in January 2021.

The Promised Neverland’s first season is available worldwide, and it might end up appearing on Netflix in North America starting on September 1, 2020. Viz Media is handling the English localization of the manga and just released volume 16, out of 20, on August 4, 2020. Amazon is working on a live-action adaptation.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.