Game of Thrones Producers Reveal Their Next HBO Series
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the showrunners on HBO’s hit fantasy drama Game of Thrones, will return to the network with a new original series called Confederate.
According to HBO’s announcement, the series is set in an alternate timeline that tells of the events leading up to the Third American Civil War. After successfully seceding from the Union, the southern states create a nation where slavery is not only legal but has “evolved into a modern institution.”
Confederate will feature a wide range of different characters from both sides of the fight, including abolitionists, journalists, slave hunters and politicians.
In addition to serving as showrunners, Benioff and Weiss are writing and creating Confederate, with Nichelle Tramble Spellman (The Good Wife, Justified) and Malcolm Spellman (Empire) partnering as writers and executive producers. Game of Thrones executive producers Carolyn Strauss and Bernadette Caulfield are on board to executive produce as well.