D.B. Weiss and David Benioff initially thought of making Confederate as a feature film but will now write a series for HBO. Photo: Alamy

Game of Thrones creators map out new series, Confederate, set in a US South that seceded, kept slavery, and is readying for war

David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, creators of HBO megahit Game of Thrones, will swap scheming nobles for slave-owning corporations and abolitionists in a rewrite of history under which US South successfully split from the Union

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D.B. Weiss and David Benioff initially thought of making Confederate as a feature film but will now write a series for HBO. Photo: Alamy
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