HBO’s “Confederate” Fate Now In Flux

Following Disney’s announcement yesterday that “Game Of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce a new series of “Star Wars” films, an obvious question has been raised.

The pair aren’t going to get to work on “Star Wars” until after they wrap production on the final season of ‘Thrones’ early next year. With the project likely to take up all their time, what does that mean for their drama series “Confederate”?

The drama takes place in an alternate timeline where the Southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, giving rise to a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution.

In the wake of the first revelation of the project, a backlash quickly built about its handling of modern day institutionalised slavery. HBO president Casey Bloys previously expressed regret publicly about the way the project was announced.

No further updates on the project have been given since that initial announcement.

Source: Deadline