HBO has cancelled Confederate ahead of its planned 2019 series premiere, according to reports.
Per sources, the controversial alternate history drama has been dropped.
Confederate was due to chronicle the events leading to the Third American Civil War. Per the show’s official synopsis:
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.
Game Of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss were developing Confederate, however, they have since abandoned the doomed project to write and produce a new series of Star Wars films.
HBO did not immediately respond to request for comment.