‘Game of Thrones’ Creators’ Next Project Explores Alternate America Where Slavery Never Ended
Daniel Nussbaum, Breitbart, July 19, 2017
Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have set their next project at HBO.
Titled Confederate, the series explores an alternate history of America in which the South succeeded in seceding from the Union during the Civil War, and in which slavery is still legal and has become an accepted institution, according to Deadline.
According to a brief description of the new series from HBO, the series takes place during the “Third American Civil War” and follows the lives of “freedom fighters, slave hunters, politicians, abolitionists, journalists, the executives of a slave-holding conglomerate and the families of people in their thrall.”
In this alternate history, the Mason-Dixon Line has been turned into a demilitarized zone.