Throughout Suzanne Collins’ bestselling The Hunger Games trilogy and its film adaptations, readers entered the arena of the Hunger Games. But in the prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, readers are taken on a journey of the time when the Games were created and the rise of villainous tyrant President Coriolanus Snow.
The prequel, which answers some of the biggest questions lingering from the original stories, centers on Snow’s former life before he became the feared President of Panem. The book, which was released in 2020, is currently in production with Francis Lawrence, who directed three of the four Hunger Games movies, returning to direct and produce, alongside franchise producer Nina Jacobson and her partner Brad Simpson. Author Collins and Tim Palen will executive produce. Meredith Wieck and Scott O’Brien are overseeing on behalf of the studio.
So long are the beloved characters such as Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark and Effie Trinket but now a welcome to a new class of characters set to be introduced in the prequel, played by stars such as Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler and Viola Davis.
Below, The Hollywood Reporter details the characters set to be introduced in The Hunger Games: The Ballads of Songbirds and Snakes and who will be playing them.