Fox 21 and Amazon Studios are producing the English-language adaptation
With part of the Spider-Man team: New Generation at the helm
While a live-action film is currently being prepared in Japan, the manga The Promised Neverland will also be released in the form of an American TV series. Amazon Prime Video has started to develop its version of the comic, by Masi Oka (the former Heroes actor) and some of the creative people behind the excellent Spider-Man: New Generation (Oscar-winning 2019) including co-director and co-writer Rodney Rothman. Deadline announces that the pilot will be written by Meghan Malloy, who also worked on Into the Spider-Verse in collaboration with Vertigo Entertainment, Fox 21 and Amazon Studios.
Originally written by Kaiu Shirai (in December 2016) the story takes place in 2045 and follows a group of brilliant orphans, led by 11-year-old Emma, to an idyllic, self-contained orphanage called Grace Field house, where they enjoy complete freedom, except that they are not allowed to venture beyond the grounds or the gate. But after an orphan has been sent back for adoption, Emma and her friends learn a dark truth and must find a way to escape?
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Note that the adaptation of The Promised Neverland follows a growing trend in Hollywood, which, after having brought most of the existing comics to the screen, now tackles manga, these very popular Asian comics. In particular, live-action TV versions of Cowboy Bebop and One Piece are already in production.