‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Divergent’ Land at TNT

The Hunger Games and Divergent head to TNT
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence, right), Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks, center) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson, left) in THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE. (Photo Credit: Murray Close / Lionsgate Films)

TNT will be airing both The Hunger Games and Divergent movies as part of a deal with Lionsgate. After the upcoming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and 2 finish up their theatrical releases, they’ll make their TV debuts on TNT. Plus, the first two Hunger Games movies will air on TNT during the winter of 2015 and winter 2016. Mockingjay Part 1 will air in 2017 and Part 2 will air in 2018.

The deal for Divergent gives TNT the rights to air all four of the planned films of the franchise.

The Hunger Games and Divergent franchises fit perfectly within TNT’s brand evolution and expansion into action-packed genre programming,” said Michael Wright, President, Head of Programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “Like our current hits The Last Ship and Legends and the upcoming series The Librarians, the movies in these franchises are ideal for drawing young adults to the network. We look forward to making The Hunger Games and Divergent movies the kind of event programming that will engage and excite fans for years to come.”

“We’re delighted to launch this partnership with TNT for two of our biggest global franchises,” added Jim Packer, Lionsgate President of Worldwide Television & Digital Distribution. “The agreement underscores the breadth and depth of our content portfolio and supplies TNT with blockbuster franchises that will resonate with their audiences for many years to come.”

-By Rebecca Murray

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