New Hunger Games Prequel Announced, Set to Cover the 50th Games

When the celebrated prequel to Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games trilogy, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, was published in 2020, many readers, including theSunrise on the Reaping (A Hunger Games Novel) faculty here at Hogwarts Professor, suspected Collins might be launching a whole new prequel trilogy. Today, Scholastic has just announced the planned March 18, 2025, publication of Sunrise on the Reaping, set forty years after Songbirds and Snakes and twenty-four years before The Hunger Games. This is exciting news on a few fronts, including the choice of today, June 6, to make that announcement, and, of course, we have some guesses and ideas about what will happen in this new installment, set to take place during the fiftieth Games, the year, as Katniss Everdeen tells us that “District 13’s Haymitch Abernathy won the crown” (Catching Fire 37). Join us after the jump for some thoughts and predictions!

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Netflix Narnia in the Works, Yet Another Attempt to Adapt

Book adaptations are popular commodities in the streaming world, and some are better and more faithful than others. Disney+ just recently released the first season of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, a satisfying and well-done series with a great cast that is true enough to the text to satisfy readers while also paced and editedThe Chronicles of Narnia Series and Films Being Developed by Netflix appropriately to keep up screen momentum. Amazon Prime’s Wheel of Time, by contrast, is a sleek and sexy series that Robert Jordan, may he rest in peace, would not recognize as having much in common with his behemoth book series. It is no surprise, then, that Netflix already has its hooks in The Chronicles of Narnia. Although the streaming giant has had the rights to the series for years, it look like it is actually now planning to put a Narnia adaptation into production, and there are those who are excited for the series as well as those who are less than enthusiastic about what this adaptation may entail. After the jump, let’s look at some of the previous attempts at Narnia adaptations and ponder some of the news that we have so far about the Netflix project.

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