Posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 by Hoai-Tran Bui
To say that Confederate, the HBO alt-history series being developed by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, has stirred up some controversy would be an understatement. It hit a raw nerve on issues of racism and slavery that are still felt today. But as a show that isn’t even in development yet, there are only so many outraged tweets and hot takes people can write before we resign to the fact that this series is happening despite the many red flags that have popped up around it.
To that Amazon says: No. The streaming service is developing its own alt-history series as a clear antithesis to Confederate called Black America, in which freed slaves have been granted the Southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama post-Reconstruction as reparations for slavery. Whew, that is some next-level subtweeting.