Long before Katniss, Peeta and Haymitch became tributes, rebellion tore Panem apart. And according to recent reports, the now-iconic author of The Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins, is bringing us back to her post-apocalyptic world for a glimpse into the past.

Collins recently revealed that she will release a new prequel to The Hunger Games series on May 19, 2020. While the novel is yet unnamed, the novel is set 64 years before the first book in the original trilogy.

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So what can you expect from Collins’ new prequel? According to the Associated Press, the author said, “With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival.” Collins went on to add, “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.”

If you’re wondering if the yet-to-be-titled prequel will join Collins’ other books in movie form, the answer is possibly yes. Even though Lionsgate, the production company that released the first four films, hasn’t officially confirmed the rumors, Joe Drake, chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, told the Associated Press, “As the proud home of the ‘Hunger Games’ movies, we can hardly wait for Suzanne’s next book to be published. We’ve been communicating with her during the writing process and we look forward to continuing to work closely with her on the movie.”

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: The Hunger Games via Instagram 

 

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