The Hunger Games novels by Suzanne Collins is a popular young adult series followed by a series of successful movie adaptations. The prequel novel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, released in May 2020, continues the saga, with The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes coming to theaters on November 17, 2023. The franchise’s fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the foundational story that lays out the rise of the series’ villain, Coriolanus Snow. The cast of this upcoming prequel includes Tom Blyth as the young Coriolanus and Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird. The film is written by Michael Lesslie based on a draft by Michael Arndt. Francis Lawrence is returning as director. Additional cast includes Peter Dinklage as the intellectual author of the Hunger Games, Hunter Schafer as Tigris Snow, Coriolanus’ cousin, Josh Andrés Rivera as a tribute from District 2, Jason Schwartzman as the television host for the games, Viola Davis as the gamemaker, Fionnula Flanagan as Coriolanus and Tigris’ grandmother, and Burn Gorman as the leader of the peacekeepers in District 12.
As we prepare for the new movie to be released, you may want to refamiliarize yourself with the world that President Snow shaped. And in case you find yourself a tad bit confused by the growing world of Panem, we have put together this guide together, so everything is crystal clear. So if you are planning to binge on The Hunger Games franchise, this list covers the two most popular orders to watch the series, by release date and by chronological timeline.
Editor’s Note: This article was updated on November 5, 2023.
The Hunger Games – March 23, 2012.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – November 20, 2013.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – November 21, 2014.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 – November 20, 2015.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – November 17, 2023.
While the film hasn’t been released yet, it is the earliest point in the timeline of the movies. The story focuses on Coriolanus Snow’s influence on the mentor system as Snow attempts to rise in the ranks of Panem on the road to becoming the poisonous president that we are introduced to in The Hunger Games. His road to power is based upon the success of District 12’s female tribute Lucy Gray Baird during the 10th Hunger Games and how well Baird and Snow can work together to change how the Games are played. If you are a dedicated reader of the series, you may already know the ending. However, the rest of us are curious how the President of Panem developed his affinity for poison and power.
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