“The Hunger Games” Franchise is Getting a Prequel

Suzanne Collins gave us one of the most beloved dystopian novels in recent memory with The Hunger Games, and its prequel is currently in the works. The author will take us back to Panem in her next novel, and Lionsgate is open to the possibility of adapting it to the big screen.

The original franchise followed the young heroine Katniss Everdeen fighting for her freedom in a post-apocalyptic world where young tributes must battle each other to death on live TV.

The prequel will take us 64 years into the past, and Collins will use it to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival.

“The reconstruction period 10 years after the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days – as the country of Panem struggles back to its feet – provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby define their views of humanity,” said Collins in a statement.

The new novel is scheduled for release on May 19th, 2020 and Lionsgate is looking forward to bringing it to life on the big screen, the same way they did with the previous books from this best-selling trilogy.