HBO’s Controversial Slave Drama ‘Confederate’ Is Dead

HBO’s ill conceived new drama series Confederate from Game of Thrones EPs David Benioff and D.B. Weiss has been officially cancelled.

TV Line reports: HBO president Casey Bloys officially confirms to TVLine that the pair’s long-gestating, controversial slavery drama Confederate will not be moving forward. Confederate, an hour-long, sci-fi drama that envisions an alternate, post-Civil War world wherein “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,” was dogged by controversy from the moment it was announced three years ago. Critics bristled at the idea of two white men — who have already come under fire for their portrayal of race (or lack thereof) on Game of Thrones — heading up a show about slavery.

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