‘Starvation Video games’ writer relaunches franchise with ‘Darkish Days’ prequel

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Suzanne Collins continues to be hungry.

A decade after closing the ebook on her “Starvation Video games” saga, the writer is reviving her best-selling younger grownup franchise with a prequel set 64 years earlier than the unique motion began.

“With this ebook, I needed to discover the state of nature, who we’re, and what we understand is required for our survival,” Collins tells the Related Press. “The reconstruction interval 10 years after the warfare, generally known as the Darkish Days — because the nation of Panem struggles again to its toes — supplies fertile floor for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby outline their views of humanity.”

“The Starvation Video games” trilogy was set in a post-apocalyptic dystopia wherein younger individuals fought one another to the loss of life for the bloodthirsty pleasure of actuality TV viewers.

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The unique books bought greater than 65 million copies within the US alone, and spawned a multi-billion greenback blockbuster movie franchise starring Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence as arrow-slinging heroine Katniss Everdeen.

Scholastic will launch the still-untiled novel — which takes place a lifetime earlier than Katniss was born — on Could 19, 2020. Scholastic reps declined touch upon the brand new ebook’s plot however supplied glowing reward for its writer.

“Suzanne Collins is a grasp at combining sensible storytelling, very good world constructing, breathtaking suspense, and social commentary,” Scholastic Commerce Publishing President Ellie Berger says in a press release. “We’re completely thrilled — as each readers and publishers — to introduce the devoted followers of the sequence and a brand new viewers to a wholly new perspective on this contemporary traditional.”