HBO Officially Nixes ‘Confederate,’ Benioff & Weiss’ Slavery Drama

Published on Jan 16, 2020

During the middle of Game of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss announced their upcoming HBO follow-up: Confederate, an alternate-history sci-fi series positing a future where the South did not lose the Civil War, and slavery still exists as an institution in modern day America. This idea is, as you are undoubtedly feeling based on your increased heart-rate and sweaty brow, incendiary at best and tasteless at worse -- particularly coming from two white, male showrunners whose show was often derided for its poor depictions of women and Poc. Since then, the two have …

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Author: Gregory Lawrence