The Katniss Chronicles, you know, the brilliant audio drama based on the Hunger Games Trilogy, will be back next year for the third part of their series this coming June! Check out the official press release below!
LOS ANGELES, CA – November 14, 2013 – The creators of The Katniss Chronicles are proud to announce that they will continue their acclaimed audio drama adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy with the release of Part III (Mockingjay) in June 2014.
“It’s been a tough secret to keep,” explains Executive Producer and Head Writer Tony Caballero, “but we had always intended to complete all three books, hopefully culminating with the release of each of the feature films. (Writer/Executive Producer) Bryant Dillon and I have been trading off writing duties since just before San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, while (Director/Executive Producer) Sam Rhodes has been editing Part II.”
Nominated for 14 Audio Verse Awards, The Katniss Chronicles is currently approaching the end of its second season adaptation of Catching Fire, with three episodes remaining before their blockbuster season finale. A favorite with Hunger Games fans, The Katniss Chronicles has been a labor of love for the staff, who have used the books as a jumping–off point and enhanced the story with music, audio effects, and a cast of first-time and professional actors on both the East and West Coasts.
Current and past episodes are available for free to listeners through the official website (www.thekatnisschronicles.com) and through iTunes.
Thanks to the incredible people at Ranker.com, we have access to a very cool Hunger Games list! As you can see below, Katniss leads the pack (no surprise), but Haymitch is in second?? We thought for sure that would be Peeta.
Fortunately, it’s a relatively new list, which means you can make an impact. CLICK HERE to vote and change the rankings!
Natalie Dormer, who will play Cressida in the Mockingjay movies, spoke to NY Post about The Hunger Games and it’s allegorical portrayal of the real world.
Perhaps the biggest deal, though, is the role she’s scheduled to start shooting next: “Mockingjay,” the two-part final installment of the “Hunger Games” series. She’ll play Cressida, a film director who leaves the comfort of the Capitol to document Katniss Everdeen and the uprising she’s inspired.
“It’s incredible how poignant an allegory it is for what’s going on in the real world,” says Dormer of the series. “You only need to turn on the television and watch the terrible things about Syria, about a government turning on their own people.
“That’s the strength of fantasy,” she says, “whether it’s ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Hunger Games,’ where you can make a really strong statement about society without getting caught up in the constrictions of current politics.”
She also talks about her upcoming movie, Rush, which also stars Thor: Gale’s Brother Chris Hemsworth and her other upcoming projects.
Some fans love to ship Haymitch and Effie (Hayffie), others are skeptical at best. Their romantic relationship was never clearly stated in the books, but as with everything in life you have to read between the lines. If you’re a regular Tumblr user, you will have come across Hayffie gifs countless times. Now it seems that Elizabeth Banks, who plays Effie, has acknowledged the Hayffie fandom.
Welcome back, Phoebe! And hello there Hayffie fans. I’ve seen you all on Tumblr and now Phoebe is here as your representative with “proof” that Effie and Haymitch are a couple. Agree or disagree? Leave your comments. Xx EB
Phoebe, a guest blogger on ElizabethBanks.com, has gathered some…evidence(?) to support the existence of Hayffie.
I feel like I could just leave this gif as proof that Haymitch and Effie secretly want each other despite their snarky comments, but I’m not going to do that. Why? Because there are countless other reasons why I love them and why I think they’d make a great (great as in annoyed-with-each-other-95%-of-the-time-but-still-in-love) couple.
Haymitch and Effie have that kind of banter-y relationship that definitely makes you wonder what they’re truly thinking and feeling. These two characters have known each other and worked closely with each other for years, surely there is an undercurrent of amicableness between them. If Effie truly hated Haymitch, I doubt she would have stayed on as escort for District 12, and most of the time Haymitch’s rude comments to Effie feel half-hearted. I think that beneath it all they’re attracted to each other. Some of the looks they shared in the movie certainly seemed that way. Anyone notice how Effie was always gravitating towards Haymitch on screen? And how in the books they’re always mentioned together?
There are also quotes from the book that she uses to support her case. It’s pretty funny regardless of whether you’re a Hayffie shipper or not. Read the rest of the blog post at ElizabethBanks.com
Incidentally, Elizabeth Banks tweeted this picture earlier. Is she a Hayffie shipper??