Game of Thrones Creators Take On History With Alternate Timeline Series Confederate

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David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will executive produce an upcoming Civil War drama on HBO called Confederate, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show, called Confederate, will depict a US in which slavery was not abolished and continues to be legal in the modern day. They've also tapped executive producer and writer Nichelle Tramble Spellman and Malcolm Spellman, as well as two current "Game of Thrones" executive producers, Carolyn Strauss and Bernadette Caulfield.

Taking place in modern day, the story occurs in a different reality in which the southern states actually succeeded from the Union, creating a separate nation in which slavery is legal.

And the idea of an alternate reality in which the Confederacy won the Civil War provoked some strong feelings.

"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", Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming, said in a statement. "Confederate promises to be no exception, and we are honored to be adding the talented team of Nichelle and Malcolm Spellman to the mix".

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La cura potrebbe comprendere una combinazione di chemio e radio terapia", si legge nella nota diffusa dall'ufficio del senatore. In effetti né i medici né lo staff del senatore hanno dato indicazioni sui tempi di un suo eventuale ritorno a Washington.

Like "Game of Thrones", it will follow multiple characters throughout the show, but instead of dragon queens and bastard sons, it'll be freedom fighters, slave hunters, politicians, abolitionists, journalists, the executives of a slave-holding conglomerate and the families of people in their thrall.

There are few television makers more adept at building out vast, politically-complicated world than Benioff and Weiss right now, but it would be irresponsible not to note how quickly a concept like Confederate's could make for some Narratively Problematic Television™.

Production will begin after "Game Of Thrones" concludes.

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