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, a The Hunger Games multimedia franchise set in , is derived from the The Hunger Games universe , a The Hunger Games trilogy series of books by Suzanne Collins. The name of the series, the franchise, and the universe is based on the title of the first book in the series: . The Hunger Games The Hunger Games universe is a dystopia set in "Panem" which is located in North America. The country consists of the wealthy Capitol located in the Rocky Mountains and twelve (formerly thirteen) poorer districts ruled by the Capitol. The Capitol is lavishly rich and technologically advanced but the twelve districts are in varying states of poverty. Young residents, aged 12 to 18, from twelve districts are chosen by random drawing (or "reaping") to participate in a compulsory annual televised death match called The Hunger Games.
The three novels in the trilogy are
(2008), The Hunger Games (2009), and Catching Fire (2010). The books have either been adapted, or are in the process of being adapted, as installments in Mockingjay , which includes the 2012 film, The Hunger Games film series , followed by The Hunger Games (2013), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2014), and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2015). The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Additional media within the franchise include the soundtracks,
(the soundtrack for the film adaptation of the first novel) and The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond (the soundtrack for the film adaptation of the second novel). The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack