The Hunger Games Prequel Drops Its First Teaser

Fans of The Hunger Games trilogy, rejoice! The teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is scheduled to hit theaters worldwide on Nov. 17, 2023. Let's take stock of everything we know so far about the highly anticipated prequel

The Story of the Prequel

The prequel gives fans the backstory of Coriolanus Snow, the power-hungry president of the original trilogy. Suzanne Collins’ novel illustrates Snow during the 10th annual Hunger Games, wherein a young Snow is picked to mentor Lucy Gray Baird, a girl from the impoverished District 12.

"But, after Lucy Gray commands all of Panem's attention by defiantly singing during the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favor," according to a synopsis from the studio. "Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy's race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird, and who is a snake."

The Trailer

The 2-minute teaser doesn’t give much information. It shows a golden snake creeping toward a golden songbird as they come to life from their frozen state.

The Cast

The film will be directed by Francis Lawrence, who has also directed the three Hunger Games movies. Tony Blyth of Billy the Kid fame is all set to play young Snow while Rachel Zegler, who won hearts as Maria in the new West Side Story will play Lucy. The expectations are high after the first teaser and the wait till November 17, 2023, is about to become more exciting!