Hi everyone, Bryan here….
Game of Thrones’ show-runners and writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have already signed onto their new series for HBO, which will be called Confederate. The new series will begin production right after the final season of Game of Thrones airs. Confederate will take place in an alternate timeline in the USA, which will chronicle the events leading up to the Third American Civil War.
In this alternate timeline, the southern states have seceded from the Union, where slavery is now legal in the South. There will be many characters in the form of slave hunters, politicians, freedom fighters, journalists, slaves, and abolitionists. It sounds like David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were fans of Kevin Willmott’s mockumentary film C.S.A: The Confederate States of America. I’m sure this will be on just as big a scale as Game of Thrones too, minus the dragons. I’m definitely interested in this and I can’t wait to see who is cast in what seems to be HBO’s new flagship series here.
“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,” said Bloys. “Their intelligent, wry and visually stunning approach to storytelling has a way of engaging an audience and taking them on an unforgettable journey. CONFEDERATE promises to be no exception, and we are honored to be adding the talented team of Nichelle and Malcolm Spellman to the mix.”
“We have discussed CONFEDERATE for years, originally as a concept for a feature film,” add Benioff and Weiss. “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, and we couldn’t imagine better partners in world-building than Nichelle and Malcolm, who have impressed us for a long time with their wit, their imagination and their Scrabble-playing skills.”
CONFEDERATE will be written and created by Benioff and Weiss, who will also serve as showrunners on the series. Partnering with them as executive producers and writers on the series will be Nichelle Tramble Spellman (“Justified,” “The Good Wife”) and Malcolm Spellman (“Empire,” the forthcoming “Foxy Brown”). Carolyn Strauss (“Game of Thrones”) and Bernadette Caulfield (“Game of Thrones,” “Big Love”) will also join as executive producers.