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EXCLUSIVE: Other Shows HBO Considered Before Deciding On Confederate

Managed to get my hands on this internal memo circulated at HBO. Some pretty interesting titles here. I’m still rooting for Rosa Parks and Rec!! (Full text below) 511 more words

Why Are We Praising ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ but Condemning ‘Confederate’?

Back in April when Hulu’s adaptation of the 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale aired, the media went to bat for the 10-episode series. It was praised far and wide as a potential allegory for… 801 more words

Game Of Thrones

Why I Think Confederate is a Bad Idea

Last week, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss announced plans for their follow-up HBO series, to be called Confederate. It will tell the story of an alternate United States where the Confederacy won the Civil War. 1,631 more words

Movies

HBO's 'Confederate': Here's Hoping It's Better than 'Game of Thrones'

Like it or not, HBO’s Confederate is happening.

Announced last week, the sci-fi drama is set on an alternate timeline where the South has successfully seceded from the Union — seceded from the Union, not won the Civil War, a difference the producers emphasize — and takes place during the third Civil War. 856 more words

Essay

Kids in College, Episode 23

In episode 23 of Kids in College, Jacob Douglas and I discuss HBO’s new show Confederate, new movies, and Comic-Con. We share our thoughts on the controversy around Confederate (5:20-18:50), praise War for the Planet of the Apes (spoilers 22:45-34:20) and The Big Sick (spoilers 37:00-44:15), and talk about Comic-Con news (48:30-1:02:30). 110 more words

Podcasts

“Confederate” A New HBO Series Is Raising Eyebrows

HBO is developing a series set around the civil war where the south had won. 199 more words

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