A “Hunger Games” Prequel is Coming

    Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games" (2012).

    A decade after first venturing to Panem, the odds are in our favor to return.

    Author of The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, has announced that she is writing a prequel to her famed trilogy.

    The novel will be set 64 years before Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mallark were chosen as representatives from their district and is likely to deal with the first revolution.

    “With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival,” Collins said. “The reconstruction period ten 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.”

    The prequel does not yet have a title, but Lionsgate Motion Picture Group has already said that it has been communicating with Collins during the writing process and looks forward to working closely with her on the film adaptation.

    The novel will be out May 19th, 2020.