Hunger Games Prequel Announced
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It’s been ten years since Suzanne Collins finished writing The Hunger Games series – which sold over 65 million copies in the US alone and was translated into 51 languages. It has now been confirmed she has written a prequel set 64 years before the original action started. The so far untitled book is set to be published in May 2020 and will focus on the time after the so-called “Dark Days,”, a failed rebellion.
“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 in a statement. “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.”
The Hunger Games trilogy was set in a post-apocalyptic dystopia in which young people fought each other to the death for the bloodthirsty pleasure of reality TV viewers. Lionsgate Productions have already indicated interest in adapting the yet to be released prequel to screen.