“Hunger Games” Novel Prequel Set To Arrive in 2020

By Creative Media Times

Its been nearly 10 years since science fiction author Suzanne Collins wrapped up the dystopian Hunger Games trilogy with Mockingjay, and now it appears that she’s back to revisit that world.

Though the book is still currently entitled, publisher Scholastic already announced a release date of May 19, 2020.

The upcoming novel will be set in the dystopian world of Panem, and is set to take place rebellion 64 years before the events The Hunger Games trilogy.

“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.

“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 books, which follows young protagonist Katniss Everdeen and a world where teenagers from various districts are selected to compete in a battle royale to the death called “The Hunger Games”.

The trilogy of books have sold more than 50 million books in print and digital in the US alone. The novels were also adapted into four films starring Jennifer Lawrence, which became massive global success, earning nearly $3 billion (€2.7 billion) at the wbox office worldwide.