The Hunger Games might’ve wrapped some time ago, but it’s about to make a comeback. Prequel style.
Author Suzanne Collins announced that a Hunger Games prequel novel is in the works and slated for a 2020 release.
The untitled new book, which will hit bookshelves on May 19, 2020, is set 64 years before the events of the original Katniss Everdeen-led Hunger Games trilogy. Here’s what Collins had to say about the new novel:
“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.”
In unsurprising news, Lionsgate, the studio that produced the lucrative Hunger Games films, also confirmed a film adaptation is in the works.
“As the proud home of the ‘Hunger Games’ movies, we can hardly wait for Suzanne’s next book to be published,” Lionsgate told the Associated Press. “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 publication of The Hunger Games prequel will come 10 years after the release of Mockingjay, the final book in the original trilogy was released.