David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators behind the spectacular series Game of Thrones. have pledged their future with HBO with a brand new series Confederate.
The new series which will be written and created by Benioff and Weiss, is planned for production as soon as the final series of Game of Thrones has been completed and the pair will also serve as showrunners on the show which is set in an alternate timeline.
In the Confederates timeline, the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union and given rise to a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution
The plot will focus on the events leading to the Third American Civil War and follows a broad swath of characters on both sides of a place called the Mason-Dixon Demilitarized Zone that is populated with freedom fighters, slave hunters, politicians, abolitionists, journalists, and slave-holding conglomerate executives.
Benioff and Weiss said they had initially planned “Confederate” as a feature film but their success with “Game of Thrones” had “convinced us that no one provides a bigger, better storytelling canvas than HBO.”
“We have discussed Confederate for years, originally as a concept for a feature film, But our experience on Thrones has convinced us that no one provides a bigger, better storytelling canvas than HBO. There won’t be dragons or White Walkers in this series, but we are creating a world.”
No further details were given on the new show, casting or when it is scheduled to air.
Already, the reveal of the new show has caused a bit of an uproar with some mocking the very thought of the premise of the series with some stating they should stick to dragons and magic.
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