The Ballad of Songbirds Snakes is an Upcoming Science-Fiction novel by American author Suzanne Collins. It is a spin-off and a prequel to The Hunger Games. It is set to be released May 19, 2020, published by Scholastic. An audiobook of the novel read by American actor Santino Fontana is scheduled to be released simultaneously with the printed edition.
On June 17, 2019, Joe Drake, Chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, announced in an interview that the company is communicating and working closely with Suzanne Collins with regards to an adaptation of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, stating:
It is the morning of the reaping which will begin the 10th annual Hunger Games. within the Capitol, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is getting ready for his ammo at glory as a mentor within the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hardship, its fate hanging on the slender likelihood that Coriolanus are able to out charm, outwit, and outmanoeuvre his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.
The odds square measure against him. he is been given the humbling assignment of mentoring the feminine tribute from District twelve, rock bottom of the low. Their fates square measure currently utterly tangled – each alternative Coriolanus makes could lead on to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. within the theater, it’ll be a fight to the death. Outside the theater, Coriolanus starts to sorrow his doomed tribute… and should weigh his ought to follow the principles against his want to survive regardless of what it takes.