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'Thrones' Creators New Alt-Reality Post Civil War 'Confederate' Series Slammed

'Thrones' Creators New Alt-Reality Post Civil War 'Confederate' Series Slammed”

When HBO announced they had greeenlit a new original series from the Game of Thrones showrunners yesterday, they probably sat back and waited for the applause.

A departure from the vibrant, maximalist fantasy world of Thrones, Confederate will tackle revisionist American history, focusing on the Third American Civil War after the South successfully seceded from the union in the 19th century.

"The story follows a broad swath of characters. freedom fighters, slave hunters, politicians, abolitionists, journalists, the executives of a slave-holding conglomerate and the families of people in their thrall".

'Like even if Confederate is critical of current day racism, do we need another series about the suffering of POC, written by white men?' said another.

Some fans online have dubbed it "slavery fan fiction", arguing it shouldn't be produced by two white men.

One Twitter user suggested that HBO couldn't think of another way to feature black actors on screen than in a show about slavery.

Some recalled the recent cancellation of WGN's "Underground", a much-praised drama that centered on key figures involved in the Underground Railroad, in light of the "Confederate" announcement.

Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming, noted, "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".

The epic fantasy series is set to conclude after its eighth season, scheduled to air next summer.

"Game of thrones just got called out for not having enough diversity and then the writers came up with #Confederate", another commented, while posting a meme.

The show's seventh season premiered with record ratings on Sunday, drawing some 16.1 million United States viewers, HBO said.



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