Posted on July 20, 2017

‘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.

Producers Guild Awards 2016

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss at the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards Show, Los Angeles, America – 23 Jan 2016. (Credit Image: © Buchan/Rex Shutterstock via ZUMA Press)

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.