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Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 11:36PM EST
Game of Thrones creators’ Star Wars gig likely renders Confederate as “unlikely to see the light of day any time soon if ever”
Although there’s no official word that the controversial slavery drama from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss has been shelved, Nellie Andreeva notes that their Star Wars gig “immediately raised serious doubts about the fate of Confederate, which was supposed to be their follow-up project to GOT, with production set to ‘begin following the final season of Game Of Thrones.’” Star Wars will likely tie up Benioff and Weiss for years, making them unavailable to work on Confederate.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 4:08PM EST
Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce a new Star Wars film series
Their Star Wars series will be separate from the upcoming Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy and the episodic Skywalker saga. The duo said in a statement they are “so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.” No word yet on if their Star Wars work will impact their controversial Confederate slavery drama project that they’ve been working on for HBO. According to Variety, “HBO declined to comment on the future of that series.”
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 8:13PM EST
HBO boss: Game of Thrones won’t return until 2019 because “these things take time,” and showrunners are “perfectionists”
“Here’s what I’ll tell you: They take the time they need to do the show at its highest level of quality,” HBO programming chief Casey Bloys tells EW. “As the show has gone on, it’s gotten bigger — big battle scenes, big special effects. These things take time. Here’s the one thing I can assure you: Dan and Dave were not sitting around on a beach waiting to go back to work. They’re perfectionists and this is the soonest it can come back at a level of quality that they are comfortable with.”
- Game of Thrones prequels won’t premiere until at least 2020
- Bloys says David Benioff and D.B. Weiss won’t proceed with Confederate for a year to a year and a half
- HBO hopes to start filming the long-awaited Deadwood movie in fall 2018
- Big Little Lies and True Detective are expected to return in 2019
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 6:27AM EST
What does it mean that HBO’s Confederate creators “are not actively working on it”?
The alternate history slavery drama series from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss has been met with backlash since it was first announced. The Washington Post reported this week that “though the show is still in development, the creators are not actively working on it, a person familiar with the process said.” Does this mean that Benioff and Weiss are too busy working on Game of Thrones to develop the series? Has it been put on the back burner?
Posted Tuesday 10/03/17 at 11:32PM EDT
HBO CEO admits “we screwed up in an important way” in making Confederate announcement
The proposed drama plans to show an alternative world where the South won a third Civil War, allowing slavery to continue. HBO CEO Richard Plelper explains the proposed project is about “showing what we call the thin line, the thin veneer of civilization – that’s what we were meant to explore. Where we screwed up was we tried to explain a complicated subject in a press release in three paragraphs.”
Posted Monday 8/14/17 at 10:32PM EDT
HBO defends Confederate in wake of renewed criticism after Charlottesville tragedy
HBO's planned alternate-history drama came under renewed attacks following the events in Charlottesville over the weekend. “How is this an alt-history when we have things like Charlottesville playing out?” asked April Reign, co-creator of the #NoConfederate hashtag campaign. On Monday, HBO reiterated that “we will approach this project with the same level of thoughtfulness that has always defined our programming. We recognize the sensitivity of this project and will treat it with the respect that it deserves. Our creative partners should be given time to develop the series rather than face prejudgment.”