Very recently the author of Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins confirmed a prequel to the original series. The events of the untitled new book will be set 64 years from the original trilogy.
The original trilogy consisting of 3 books; The hunger games, Catching fire and Mockingjay revolved around the lives of people suffering due to totalitarian dictatorship.
The series told us the story of a teenage heroine Katniss Everdeen who participated in a reality TV show where people killed each other to win the game. She later started an uprising against the propaganda of the tyrant government. Katniss Everdeen was brought to life by Jennifer Lawrence.
The series sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and was translated to more than 50 languages.
The books were later adapted into 4 movies; the last book was divided into 2 parts for the movie. The movies grossed approximately $3 billion globally.
Collins revealed that the upcoming novel focuses on the years after the said “Dark Days”.
“With this book, I wanted 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,” she said.
— Scholastic (@Scholastic) June 17, 2019
The publishers Scholastic confirmed the news via their Twitter handle.
“Exciting news, Hunger Games fans: A prequel novel set 64 years before the events of The Hunger Games is coming May 2020!”
Moreover, the book will also be adapted into a movie which was confirmed by the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.
“As the proud home of the Hunger Games movies, we can hardly wait for Suzanne’s next book to be published,” said the chairman of Lionsgate Joe Drake.
“We’ve been communicating with her during the writing process and we look forward to continuing to work closely with her on the movie.”
The new book is all set to be published on May 19, 2020.