Start the week right with some good news because ‘The Hunger Games’ will be having a prequel in 2020!

It’s been 10 years since the debut of the dystopian trilogy, ‘The Hunger Games’  and now, Suzanne Collins, author of the highly acclaimed books, has hinted a prequel set in 2020! Yup, it’s true! And we can’t wait for it and we know you do too. So here’s everything we know so far!

Suzanne announced that the title will be ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’. Along with this exciting news, Suzanne also unveiled the book cover of her upcoming ‘The Hunger Games’ prequel which includes the iconic golden mocking jay and a golden snake intertwined with it. Furthermore, the novel is scheduled to arrive real soon⁠—May 19, 2020, to be exact!

A green book cover for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes featuring a golden mockingjay and snake

What will it be about?

‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ is set 64 years before the time of Katniss Everdeen. This prequel will explore the events that led to the future Hunger Games. It will be about the early days of Panem hosting the 10th Hunger Games and how children from the districts are selected via a lottery to compete in a battle royale deathmatch.

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According to Suzanne: “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 added.

A little recap

Due to the success of the ‘The Hunger Games’ novels, it was inevitable for a film adaption to arrive. We’ve seen the trilogy on the big screen from ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘Catching Fire’ to ‘Mockingjay 1 & 2’. Not to mention its star-studded casts like Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson. So there’s a big possibility we might get to see another movie adaptation of Suzanne’s novel, ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’!

So what are you waiting for? You can pre-order ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ here right now! If you liked this story, then make sure to stay tuned here on U Do U for more updates!

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