Hbo ‘Confederate’

Black Producers, HBO Defend Upcoming Series ‘Confederate’Enlarge this image toggle caption HBO; Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images HBO; Stephen Lovekin/Getty ImagesIt may be the most explosive response ever to a TV show that hasn’t shot a frame, doesn’t have a script, or even a plot written yet.
“That painful education began last week, after HBO issued a press release announcing Confederate as the next series under development by David Benioff and D.B.
“HBO president of programming Casey Bloys faced journalists at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, saying the backlash against Confederate was the result of issuing a press release with no context.
“First thing to tell everybody is what the project is not,” says Malcolm Spellman.
“I think there is less discomfort is dealing with slavery when it is in the past,” says Malcolm Spellman.

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