New HBO Series From ‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners Is Already Catching Heat

New HBO Series From ‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners Is Already Catching Heat

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David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, showrunners of “Game of Thrones,” have a new HBO series in development called “Confederate,” and it’s already drawing criticism. In the series, the South successfully seceded from the North during the Civil War, and slavery has become a modern institution.   Confidential to HBO: Nobody on here thinks #Confederate is a good idea. — David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) July 19, 2017   Like “Game of Thrones,” the series will follow a wide array of characters such as politicians, slave hunters, abolitionists, and journalists. The president of HBO programming, Casey Bloys, has this to say about the series:   As the brilliant ‘Game of …