Minutes after HBO announced on Wednesday that the network would be partnering with "Game of Thrones" creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss on a new dystopian fantasy series called "Confederate," people started complaining about it.
According to the premium cable network, the new series "chronicles the events leading to the Third American Civil War," which leads to "a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution."
HBO released the following description of the series amidst a press release full of praise for the guys responsible for the worldwide phenomenon that is "GoT."
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. The story follows a broad swath of characters on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Demilitarized Zone — freedom fighters, slave hunters, politicians, abolitionists, journalists, the executives of a slave-holding conglomerate and the families of people in their thrall.