The Game of Thrones showrunners will next be working on the HBO series Confederate, taking place in an alternate America in which the South still thrives.
After eight seasons in Westeros, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss will be heading back to modern day America! But it’s going to be a very, very different version of the real US of A.
Entertainment Weekly has broken the scoop about Confederate, the next series for Benioff and Weiss once they conclude Thrones. Set in an alternate timeline that saw the Confederate states secede and slavery is still legal, the Union and the Confederation are preparing for a third Civil War.
From the EW article:
"“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.”"
It’s noted that like on Thrones, many different characters and storylines will be explored. This will include slaves, slave hunters, freedom fighters, journalists, politicians, and certainly a bunch more. It’s going to be compelling to see how much different the world would be like if the Civil War didn’t end the way it had in real life.
Confederate won’t be going into production until Game of Thrones finishes its eighth and final season, which is likely to be in 2018 or 2019 at the latest. This would suggest that we won’t be seeing anything on Confederate until 2019 or 2020. But we’ll be on the lookout for any updates on the way.