Confederate, the new series of creators of the hit show!

The Game of Thrones Showrunners' Next Series Is an Alt-History Where the South Won the Civil War

The Game of Thrones Showrunners' Next Series Is an Alt-History Where the South Won the Civil War

David Benioff and Dan Weiss, both 46, provoked a diversity row after revealing a new show, Confederate, which imagines an alternate reality where the South triumphed over the North in the US Civil War, giving rise to a nation where slavery is legal.

The team behind the wildly popular HBO series "Game of Thrones" have had to speak out on their proposed alt-history series where slavery would still exist, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Confederate chronicles the events leading to the Third American Civil War. Primarily, critics took issue with the show's pitch of "modern day slavery" in a USA where the South successfully seceded from the Union.

Though some online critics have taken issue with Benioff and Weiss tackling this subject as white men, two of Confederate's executive producers, Nichelle Tramble Spellman and Malcolm Spellman, are African-American.

Right out the gate, it's important to note that Nichelle Tramble Spellman (The Good Wife) and Malcolm Spellman (Empire) will also be a part of the show. "Confederate" won't start production until Benioff and Weiss have wrapped the final season of "Game of Thrones".

David Benioff, left, and D.B. Weiss at the Emmys in September 2016.

"I think that the four of us are very thoughtful, very serious, and not flip about what we are getting into in any way".

"There is no denying that these figures are huge, so they're likely to raise more than a few eyebrows in the mainstream industry, but it's in line with the sort of scale we see across piracy sites and should be looked at objectively", Andy Chatterley, MUSO co-founder, told Business Insider. The black married couple and writing duo are expected to do more than just write-they'll be full partners on the project. But with the backlash, will HBO, Benioff and Weiss still proceed with "Confederate" or just abandon the project?

"People don't have to get on board with what we're doing based on a press release", Malcolm Spellman added. And we knew there was the opportunity to do another show with HBO, which we were very, very happy about because they've been great people to work with.

"I think what was interesting to all of us was that we were going to handle this show, and handle the content of the show, without using typical antebellum imagery", she said in an interview with Vulture.

[W] hat people have to understand is, and what we are obligated to repeat in every interview is: We've got black aunties. As he noted, racism is still affecting people in the present day, and the show will help to comment on how "insidious" it has become. "But everyone knows that with Trump coming into power, a bunch of shit that had always been there got resurfaced". What they need to be imagining is how fucked up things are today, and a story that allows us to now dramatize it in a more tangible matter.

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