The creators of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” announced that they’ve planned a new project for the cable station. David Benioff and Dan Weiss’ new show won’t have sword fighting, dragons, or walking dead. Instead, viewers will be treated to an alternate America of the future, one in which the Confederacy has won the Civil War.
The pair will write and direct the new series for HBO, which will be called “Confederate,” according to a spokesperson for the cable network. Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming, stated that “Confederate” will chronicle the events that lead to what is being called the third Civil War in America. In this alternative America, the South won the Civil War and successfully seceded from the Union. This gives rise to a nation where slavery still exists and has a modern business. The story line will follow characters from both the North and the South, but this time slave-owners will be the head of major conglomerates in a racially divided America. Character types will include slaves, abolitionists, slave catchers, journalists, as well as powerful families in a plot that is sure to cause controversy.
“As the brilliant ‘Game of Thrones’ winds down to its final season, we are thrilled to be able to continue our relationship with Dan and David, knowing that any subject they take on will result in a unique and ambitious series,” said Bloys. “Their intelligent, wry and visually stunning approach to storytelling has a way of engaging an audience and taking them on an unforgettable journey. “‘Confederate‘ promises to be no exception, and we are honored to be adding the talented team of Nichelle and Malcolm Spellman to the mix.”
At this time, it is unknown what potential actors may participate in this brand-new series. Production on “Confederate“ is expected to start at the conclusion of the final season of “Game of Thrones.” Already, Twitter users are reacting to the announcement from HBO. The following comments were posted to the company’s Twitter page:
Re: #Confederate HBO wouldn’t even have a show if there weren’t so many gleeful Negroes willing to role play as slaves in a neo nazi fanfic. pic.twitter.com/m31ZtYHxLM
— Nation State of Mind (@OmowaleAfrika) July 20, 2017
Hey @HBO, Confederate would be much more dynamic if the alternate timeline explored an America that doesn’t exploit black pain for a change.
— Toni Brannagan (@tonebrann) July 20, 2017
@HBO Also, your press release about #Confederate did not mention the stories of the ENSLAVED? Guess they’re just the backdrop, not worth it?
— alison perl (@ali_d_perl) July 20, 2017
What If Th South Won-Greenlit
What If Nazis Won-Greenlit
What abt Women Slaves -Greenlit
What If Harriet Tu- nah fam https://t.co/naAKg6Cq6N
— Joshua Idehen (@BeninCitizen) July 19, 2017