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[07/25/18 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 25
Updates include: BET cancels "The Rundown with Robin Thede"; Chris Hardwick cleared to return to AMC's "Talking Dead"; and HBO greenlights "Deadwood" movie and other TCA Press Tour news.

[07/19/17 - 01:47 PM]
HBO Announces "Confederate," A New Drama Series Created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
Production will begin following the final season of "Game of Thrones."







CONFEDERATE (HBO)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
7/19/17 - 7/25/18
STATUS:
currently in development (2018-2019 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, July 2017) "Game of Thrones" creators/showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will return to HBO with their new original series CONFEDERATE, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. CONFEDERATE chronicles the events leading to the Third American Civil War. 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.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bernadette Caulfield as EP
· Carolyn Strauss as EP
· D.B. Weiss as CRTR/EP
· David Benioff as CRTR/EP
· Malcolm Spellman as EP
· Nichelle Tramble Spellman as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available