TV | July 21, 2017 12:37 pm

Backlash Intensifying to ‘Game of Thrones’ Creators New ‘Confederate’ Series

Show to imagine slavery as a modern-day American institution in alternate reality.

Backlash Intensifies to 'Game of Thrones' Creators' New Series, 'Confederate'
Writer/producers David Benioff (left) and D.B. Weiss accept Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for 'Game of Thrones' episode 'Battle of the Bastards' onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

As RealClearLife reported yesterday, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the brains behind HBO’s mega-hit Game of Thrones are said to be preparing production on their post-GoT show, Confederate, which tells an alternate-history tale of a third U.S. Civil War, where southern states successfully seceded and slavery is still legal.

But that hasn’t gone over so well with fans on social media. Here is a taste of a few tweets:

As USA Today rightly notes, this isn’t the first time a TV show has faced negative press for its content. Amazon received flack for its alternate-history show, The Man in the High Castle, in which the Allied Powers didn’t win World War II and Nazis abound.

In an interview with Vulture, Benioff responded to the outcry, saying, “I guess that’s what was a little bit surprising about some of the outrage. It’s just a little premature. You know, we might f— it up. But we haven’t yet.”