With a finish of Game of Thrones in sight, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have set their sights on their subsequent TV project.
The award-winning twin will reteam with HBO for a play array Confederate, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The play chronicles a events heading to a Third American Civil War. The array takes place in an swap timeline, where a Southern states have successfully seceded from a Union, giving arise to a republic in that labour stays authorised and has developed into a complicated institution. The story follows a extended swath of characters on both sides of a Mason-Dixon Demilitarized Zone — leisure fighters, worker hunters, politicians, abolitionists, journalists, a executives of a slave-holding firm and a families of people in their thrall.
Benioff and Weiss will write a plan and offer as showrunners. Nichelle Tramble Spellman (Justified, The Good Wife) and Malcolm Spellman (Empire) are also trustworthy as writers. The 4 will executive furnish with Carolyn Strauss (Game of Thrones) and Bernadette Caulfield (Game of Thrones, Big Love). Production on Confederate will start after a eighth and final deteriorate of Game of Thrones, that is approaching to atmosphere in possibly 2018 or 2019.
“As a shining Game of Thrones winds down to a final season, we are anxious to be means to continue a attribute with Dan and David, meaningful that any theme they take on will outcome in a singular and desirous series,” HBO trainer of strange programming Casey Bloys pronounced Wednesday in a statement. “Their intelligent, devious and visually overwhelming proceed to storytelling has a approach of enchanting an assembly and holding them on an memorable journey. Confederate promises to be no exception, and we are respected to be adding a gifted group of Nichelle and Malcolm Spellman to a mix.”
Confederate joins strange dramas Westworld, that usually nabbed 22 Emmy nominations, as good as a stirring David Simon duration play The Deuce, that is set to premiere in September. While a compensate cabler has stretched a comedy offerings with new entries like Insecure and Divorce, a play offerings have dwindled in new years with a new third and final deteriorate of The Leftovers and a arriving finish of Game of Thrones, by distant a channel’s most-watched array ever.
HBO’s other arriving array embody Succession from Adam McKay (The Big Short), Today Will Be Different starring Julia Roberts, a Amy Adams-led Sharp Objects and family play Here, Now from former True Blood and Six Feet Under trainer Alan Ball. Like with Ball and The Wire’s Simon, HBO has worked regularly with several of a many acclaimed creators, creation a second partnership with Benioff and Weiss all a some-more logical.
In expectation of Game of Thrones’ arriving final deteriorate — a seven-episode seventh deteriorate launched on Sunday — HBO is already tough during work on 4 (potentially five) probable inheritor shows, with opposite writers trustworthy to any project. Benioff and Weiss, however, will not have any purpose in any future Game of Thrones projects, opting instead to concentration on finale a strange array and now, seemingly, Confederate.
For Benioff and Weiss, Confederate would symbol usually their second TV series, a initial being Game of Thrones. The Troy clerk and Lucky Wander Boy author, respectively, found huge success with a instrumentation of George R.R. Martin’s dear book series. They have any won 4 Emmys, including dual for best play array for Game of Thrones.
“We have discussed Confederate for years, creatively as a judgment for a underline film,” pronounced Benioff and Weiss. “But a knowledge on Thrones has assured us that no one provides a bigger, improved storytelling board than HBO. There won’t be dragons or White Walkers in this series, though we are formulating a world, and we couldn’t suppose improved partners in world-building than Nichelle and Malcolm, who have tender us for a prolonged time with their wit, their imagination and their Scrabble-playing skills.”
Benioff and Weiss are repped by CAA, Management 360 and Hansen Jacobson.