It seems like forever ago, though only months have elapsed since HBO announced its controversial choice to enable Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss’ modern slavery drama, Confederate. Development understandably took a backseat to production of the final Game of Thrones season, but a new report may reveal “the creators are not actively working on it” anymore.
Well, the dragon’s out of the bag now. After Game of Thrones let slip that fan-favorite director Miguel Sapochnik might return for the final season, HBO has stepped up to confirm his and another revered helmer taking on Season 8. Plus – who’s directing the series finale?
Backlash to HBO’s post-Game of Thrones drama Confederate remains as fervent as ever, and many pointed to this past weekend’s deadly riots in Charlottesville as proof of the series’ insensitivity. That said, the network has again come to Confederate’s defense, claiming “the suggestion of irresponsibility on our part is simply undeserved.”
‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 delivers “The Queen’s Justice” with a long-awaited meeting of Ice and Fire; somehow only the third most incredible upset of the hour. Plus, has Cersei pulled ahead in the war for Westeros? Find out in our full review!
Regardless of whatever Game of Thrones bosses David Benioff and Dan Weiss did next, a new modern slavery drama was not something to announce lightly. Now, HBO acknowledges that Confederate needed more consideration of its audience, if not the premise.
The announcement that Game of Thrones bosses David Benioff and Dan Weiss would develop a new modern slavery drama went over about as well as you’d expect. Now, the two try to manage the Confederate backlash with partners Nichelle Tramble Spellman and Malcolm Spellman, adding “the concern is real.”
Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss want an understandable break from Westeros after Season 8, but not TV entirely. The two are already plotting an HBO return, developing a new Confederate drama set in an alternate modern day following a second Civil War.
Mileage may vary as to whether Game of Thrones owes any character a happy ending – let alone a pair of them – but few would deny the rare joy of Tormund and Brienne’s awkward pairing. “Few” being creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who now monstrously tease “we need to kill one of them.”
Hot off Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee is ready for his next project — which might end up being a script that’s been in the pipe for about 20 years, penned by none other than Game of Thrones showrunner David Benioff. Lee is currently in negotiations to direct Benioff’s sci-fi thriller Gemini Man for Skydance.