HBO’s ‘Confederate’ received a TON of backlash once the network announced that ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were creating a series centered on ‘what if’ the South won the Civil War.
The series 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. The story follows a broad swath of characters on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Demilitarized Zone?—?freedom fighters, slave hunters, politicians, abolitionists, journalists, the executives of a slave-holding conglomerate and the families of people in their thrall.
The announcement sparked an entire #NoConfederate movement, forcing HBO to defend its decision with plans to move forward.
As of today, it was announced that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss inked a deal with Disney and Lucasfilm to create a new Star Wars trilogy.
What does that mean for ‘Confederate’? Well, according to rumor the show has been cancelled.
As of this writing, HBO has declined to comment the future of the series.