Hunger Games: The Ballad of the Nightingale and the Serpent, the official trailer

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The familiar four-note melody that is heard in the trailer of the awaited prequel immediately returns to the appropriately dark tone for a new journey into the dystopian society of Hunger Games. Panem is preparing for the tenth edition of the Hunger Games and the principal of the Academy Highbottom Falls coaches mentors like Coriolanus Snow to turn the tributes in the deadly competition into “spectacles, not survivors”. Lucy Gray Baird is the District 12 tribute taking a sarcastic bow reminiscent of what Katniss Everdeen will do 64 years later. How does Coriolanus go from an assigned mentor who brings her roses to someone she’s close enough to go for a relaxing swim with? The Hunger Games: The Ballad of the Nightingale and the Serpent will be in theaters November 17, 2023.

The Ballad of the Nightingale and the Serpent

According to the first look at the images of this trailer and the director Francis Lawrencethe prequel is a “very intimate romance” between Baird and Snow. Decades before becoming the president of the original trilogy, Snow finds himself preparing Baird who captures everyone’s attention singing during the harvest ceremony, for the televised fight to the death between the district tributes. According to Deadline, Viola Davis will play Chief Gamemaker Volumnia Gaul. “Dr. Gaul is as cruel as she is creative and as fearsome as she is formidable,” said the director, adding that “Snow’s savvy as a political operator develops in large part due to his experiences with her as the game’s most important command figure ”.

Prequel to Hunger Games

Hunter Schafer by Euphoria wears the clothes of Tigris Snow, the pupil and older cousin of Coriolanus. Also Josh Andres Rivera, Jason Schwartzman and others will be the protagonists.

The prequel to Hunger Games will expand the tradition of the Games, including the origins of music such as The Hanging Tree. The set designer Uli Hanish he shared that he created a “new version” of Panem and is excited to be able to “redo District 12, do the whole Capitol and a brand new arena.” The screenwriter of Assassin’s Creed And Macbeth Michael Lesslie will write the screenplay for the adaptation of the book series by Suzanne Collins.