Creators behind ‘Game of Thrones’ stir race controversy with ‘Confederate’

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© AFP / by Thomas URBAIN | “Confederate” takes place in a world where Southern states successfully seceded during the Civil War (1861-65) and slavery continues to be practiced, as the Confederate States of America gears up for a fresh war against the Union

NEW YORK (AFP) – What if the South had won the American Civil War?That is the premise behind a newly announced show on cable network HBO that has sparked a heated backlash in a country still grappling with the legacy of slavery and its generational impacts on African Americans.

Unveiled in mid-July, “Confederate” will be led by “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, no strangers to criticism over the overwhelmingly white cast in their epic fantasy series that is currently in its seventh season.

It takes place in a world where Southern states successfully seceded during the Civil War (1861-65) and slavery…

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