HBO's Casey Bloys on Watchmen: "Very, Very High Hopes"; on Confederate: "No Change"

HBO programming president Casey Bloys updated the media on two very different, polarizing projects during their Television Critics Association's (TCA) executive session on Wednesday: Damon Lindelof's authorized adaptation "remix" of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ 1986 limited comic book series Watchmen; and alternate history fiction series Confederate, from Game Of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B[...]


The Weekly Static s01e26: Gronkowski, Gaiman, MLK, and More!

Presidential Election (…yup...still…) and a lifetime supply of Lay's Korean Barbecue potato chips:[Super Bowl 52] Watch Justin Timberlake Perform the Halftime ShowI Have a Dream… That Chrysler Actually Listened to MLK’s Speech Before Using it in an AdRob Gronkowski Ponders Future After Super Bowl Loss; Does Future Include WWE?American Gods Season 2: Neil Gaiman Denies[...]

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

Did Star Wars Just Hit HBO's Confederate with a Force Choke?

Why is that so interesting? That was when the duo were supposed to begin work on Confederate: their controversial alternative-history follow-up series for HBO Benioff and Weiss are still working on the final season of Game of Thrones; and if they are looking to start work on Star Wars immediately following GoT, that would leave the pair[...]

Dave Bautista

In Bizarre Interview, Dave Bautista Trashes Own Performance In Bushwick

We've seen the backlash to HBO's Confederate, a planned alternate-history drama by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B Weiss along with Nichelle Tramble Spellman and Malcolm Spellman set in a fractured United States where there have been multiple Civil Wars and slavery is still legal.But Dave Bautista, star of the movie Bushwick, has found himself "unnerved" by his own movie[...]


Max Landis: Maybe HBO's Confederate Isn't A Good Idea

As today's white supremacist protests in Virginia hold the world's attention, filmmaker and comic book writer Max Landis has been following along and making introspective comments like this one: this: this line of thought, along with the violence at the protests... led Landis to another observation: recently announced the alt-history drama Confederate, which is set in[...]


HBO Responds To #NoConfederate Twitter Protest: "We Hope People Will Reserve Judgement"

HBO has released a statement in response to the organized protest of the upcoming alternate history show Confederate from David Benioff and D.B Weiss, the showrunners of Game of Thrones.[caption id="attachment_693316" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: Suzi Pratt via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]The hashtag #NoConfederate trended on Twitter during Sunday's premiere of the third episode of Game of Thrones Season[...]