You may have thought the games were over—and well, they are. But today, Scholastic announced that next year, they will publish a prequel to Suzanne Collins’ mega-bestselling Hunger Games series, set 64 years before the events of the first book (and obviously long before the birth of beloved hero Katniss Everdeen).
“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 currently untitled novel is slated to hit your shelves on May 19, 2020. And of course, a film adaptation is already in the works.