Yesterday, Disney made a bit of an unexpected announcement. Once Game of Thrones has ended, the masterminds behind it all, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, are headed to a galaxy far, far away.
The pair is reportedly on board to write and produce a new series of Star Wars films for Lucasfilm, which is understandably a huge commitment. With that in mind, what does this mean for their upcoming HBO project?
For those who don’t know, the series is called Confederate, and it takes place in an alternate timeline where the South won the Civil War against the Union. It would then chronicle event that led to a third Civil War. Like Game of Thrones before it, it would follow tons of characters on both sides of the conflict, including “freedom fighters, slave hunters, politicians, abolitionists, journalists, etc.”
Now, according to Deadline, there are some serious doubts as to whether or not this series will actually happen. The Star Wars job will likely tie them up for years (I mean, who knows how many films they plan on making), so it’s unclear if they’ll be able to find the time.
Add to this the controversy that surrounds this series, which has received some backlash, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it falls by the wayside.
What do you think of this happening? Is Confederate a series you’d like to see realized? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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