What is The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes?
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a prequel to the original Hunger Games trilogy.
The book, which was released in May 2020, is set 64 years prior to the events of The Hunger Games. The narrative follows the story of 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow, known best as The Hunger Games' antagonist President Snow, who assumes the role of mentor during the 10th Hunger Games tournament.
After signing on as a mentor, Snow works closely with his mentee, District 12 tribute Lucy Gray Baird, to attempt to turn the odds of the game in his favour. As the games draw closer, Snow begins to fall in love with Lucy, causing a great moral dilemma between his heart and his political future.
Who is in the cast of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes?
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will star Tom Blyth and West Side Story's Rachel Zegler as Coriolanus Snow and Lucy Gray Baird.
The film will also star Games of Thrones star Peter Dinklage as Casca Highbottom, Euphoria's Hunter Schaffer as Tigris Snow, The French Dispatch's Jason Schwartzman as Lucky Flickerman.
When does The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes come out?
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is scheduled to hit Australian cinemas on November 16, 2023.
Fans of The Hunger Games will also be able to catch the film on the big screen at Sydney and Melbourne's IMAX theatres.
What's the order of The Hunger Games?
The film adaptation of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is set over 60 years before the narrative of the first The Hunger Games film.
For fans ready for a Hunger Games movie marathon in preparation for the prequel, the first film of the saga, The Hunger Games, is the best place to start.
After The Hunger Games, the next film in the series is Catching Fire, followed by Mockingjay - Part 1 and Mockingjay - Part 2.
Where to watch The Hunger Games
For those ready to be fully immersed in the chaos of the Capitol, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay - Part 1, and Mockingjay - Part 2 are all available to stream online through Prime Video.