Panem’s leader, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) was a vital villain in The Hunger Games franchise, but not the main character. After featuring Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as the protagonist in the screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’s best-selling novel series, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will focus on Coriolanus Snow before he became a vicious ruler. In fact, the story takes place during the 10th edition of the Hunger Games, when the character is chosen to mentor a girl tribute from District 12.
As viewers wait for the film’s anticipated release in November 2023, here is a cast and character guide to familiarize yourself with the starlit faces coming to the screen as part of the prequel.Starting off with the protagonist, Coriolanus Snow is an 18-year-old undergoing financial difficulty at home. Hoping to gain a fortune after being selected to join the 10th edition of the Hunger Games as a mentor, Snow becomes unmotivated when he finds out that he will be instructing a girl tribute from the impoverished District 12. Yet, the mentee and mentor eventually create a strong connection during the games. Although fans of the saga are well aware of the character’s hatred for the tributes from District 12 in the future, it will be interesting to understand how his personal experience as a mentor formed his horrendous viewpoints later on. Tom Blyth was the first actor confirmed in the prequel, and he has already been making a name for himself through series like Billy the Kid and The Gilded Age. It will be exciting to see him step into Donald Sutherland’s shoes as a younger version of Coriolanus Snow.
Coriolanus’ cousin, Tigris Snow, is one of his most prized companions. According to the book that inspired the prequel film, the two grow closer when their wealthy family loses everything during the First Rebellion. Later on, the character pursues a career in fashion. Her outlook on clothes and her sincere bond with her cousin make Tigris’ role essential to the story. If you haven’t heard about Hunter Schafer before, then you probably are missing out on her fantastic performance as Jules in Sam Levinson’s hit teen series, Euphoria. The actress is also involved behind the scenes in the show as a co-writer and co-executive producer. Other than her role in The Hunger Games prequel, Schafer is set to appear in an upcoming horror film entitled Cuckoo.