The official website of The Promised Neverland announced that the season 2 of the anime will be postponed to January 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis in Japan.
“‘Promised Neverland’ Phase 1 (rebroadcast) and ‘Promised Neverland’ Phase 2 have been postponed due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection,” the message on the official website of the anime read. “Everyone who is looking forward to it, We apologize for any inconvenience caused. We kindly ask for your understanding in light of the various circumstances.”
The much anticipated second season of The Promised Neverland was originally supposed to air from October 2020. Along with Season 2 of the anime, the rerun of the first season, which was scheduled to start from July 9, 2020 has now been postponed to October 2020.
Japan is currently under a state of emergency which covers the whole country. The emergency allows prefectural governors to request certain businesses, like movie theatres and others with a risk of large gatherings, to close down. The emergency has severely affected the anime industry in Japan with a lot of shows being delayed and going on hiatus due to health and safety concerns of the staff and crew.
The Promised Neverland season one was animated by Cloverworks studios and directed by Mamoru Kanbe. The season had 12 episodes and aired from January to March 2019. Based on a manga series written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu, the story follows a group of orphaned children in their escape plan from an orphanage.