The Hunger Games prequel lands first trailer

Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
(Image credit: Lionsgate)

The first trailer for The Hunger Games prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes has arrived, giving us a glimpse at what to expect from the upcoming blockbuster. You can watch the sweeping teaser here:

This is the biggest look at the upcoming film so far, after a brief teaser dropped last year. That clip didn't give much away as it showed a frozen bird and snake in the branches of a snow-covered tree. We've also had a first-look image of Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth in the movie too

The film is based on Suzanne Collins' novel of the same name, which acts as a prequel to her Hunger Games trilogy. It follows the early life of Coriolanus Snow, long before he becomes the tyrannical President of Panem. As the 10th annual Hunger Games approaches, he becomes a mentor to Lucy Gray Baird, the tribute from District 12. 

Alongside Blyth and Zegler as the leads, the cast includes Josh Andrés Rivera, Hunter Schafer, Jason Schwartzman, Peter Dinklage, and Viola Davis.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is released on November 17, 2023. For more upcoming movies, check out our guides to 2023 movie release dates.

Fay Watson
Deputy Entertainment Editor

I’m the Deputy Entertainment Editor here at GamesRadar+, covering TV and film for the Total Film and SFX sections online. I previously worked as a Senior Showbiz Reporter and SEO TV reporter at Express Online for three years. I've also written for The Resident magazines and Amateur Photographer, before specializing in entertainment.

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