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Game of Thrones creators announce new HBO show Confederate

The creators behind Game of Thrones are teaming up with HBO once again for their next show Confederate.

David Benioff and Dan Weiss’s latest project “chronicles the events leading to the Third American Civil War”.

According to the press release, “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.”

Up next: Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are working on a new HBO series called Confederate | HBO

Benioff and Weiss, who will serve as showrunners, shared the news as Game of Thrones nears its end.

“We have discussed Confederate for years, originally as a concept for a feature film,” they explained in a joint statement. “But our experience on Thrones has convinced us that no one provides a bigger, better storytelling canvas than HBO.”

Game of Thrones just kicked off its penultimate season, and production on Confederate won’t start until the fantasy series ends.

However it’s still unlikely we’ll be saying goodbye to Westeros entirely, as four potential spinoff shows are being developed by HBO.

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