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Game of Thrones Creators Announced Their New Show ‘Confederate’ & It’s Getting Exactly The Reaction You’d Expect

The creators of HBO’s hit medieval fantasy “Game of Thrones” have their next show lined for the premium cable network, but this one has no dragons or an undead army of white walkers. David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who adapted “Game of Thrones” from George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” books, will write and direct an original series called “Confederate,” HBO said on Wednesday.

The show is set in an alternative reality in a nation where slavery is still legal and southern U.S. states have seceded. HBO said the series “chronicles the events leading to the Third American Civil War.”

It will explore perspectives including freedom fighters, slave hunters, politicians, journalists and abolitionists on both sides of the divide, HBO said in a statement. “Confederate” is a world away from the dragons, undead armies and magic in the medieval setting of “Game of Thrones,” where warring factions scheme and battle for control over the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. – NBC News

HBO’s response to the social media backlash

People are UPSET about this news from Benioff, Weiss & HBO, and it’s the least surprising thing in the world. Last time I checked the creators behind TV and movies were allowed to make controversial content, and while it’s terrible to picture an alternate reality where the South won the Civil War & slavery was still legal, it shouldn’t be lost that this is a TV show idea. It’s just as much a fantasy as Game of Thrones is. I’d also like to see how all these people who are up in arms reacted to the release of The Man in the High Castle. Last time I  checked season 3 was premiering later this year, and Germany winning World War II and taking over the world isn’t exactly the most lighthearted subject matter.

The biggest problem I have with the constant backlash on social media is that once they win i.e. if Confederate gets canned, the backlash will never stop. People will always find something to get upset about until we won’t be allowed to say, do and most importantly create anything. Is our nation’s history fucked up? Yup, but that shouldn’t stop people from examining it and creating new things. I hope Confederate gets made, because I will watch the hell out of it.

-Ryan

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Games Of Thrones Season 7 Is Unsurprisingly Now The Most Watched Premiere In HBO History

The “Game of Thrones” Season 7 premiere broke ratings records on HBO Sunday night.

The episode drew 16.1 million total viewers, including 10.1 million who watched on the linear channel and the rest coming from DVR and streaming. That represents an incredible 50% increase from last year’s premiere, when the show premiered in the spring when TV viewership is typically higher than the summer. That also makes the episode the most-watched season premiere for any HBO series to date. The Season 7 premiere also saw the highest number of concurrent viewers across the streaming services HBO Go and HBO Now. – Variety

It looks like the decision to push Game of Thrones into a summer release was a smart move, as the show absolutely destroyed HBO ratings records last night. The best part? GOT seems to be reaching a creative highpoint as well, as the last three episodes have been some of the best offerings to date. Any time you can increase your viewership by 50% from one season to the next, you know you’re doing something right. Since it’s pretty much the only show on for July and August, I have to imagine this ratings trend will continue throughout the season.

-Ryan

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Sweet Baby Jesus Trailer Alert – #GameofThrones Season 7 #WinterIsHere

So. When HBO first announced that season 7 Game of Thrones wasn’t debuting until mid July, I was upset. I thought ‘damn you, HBO, mid July is a million years from now!’. Well now we’re only three and half weeks away from it, and with each trailer that gets released, I get a little more jazzed up. The best part – there won’t be any other TV shows to grab my attention, so I can go full psycho fan on this season. The newest trailer that was released today looks absolutely incredible, and there’s so much happening that I’m not even going to try and break it all down.

What I will say is that it looks like Bran has a fancy new wheelchair, and when I say fancy new wheelchair I mean it looks like it was made out of stone and I’m sure he’d rather be crawling around on the ground. Also, the character I’m looking forward to the most this year is Euron Greyjoy. He did an interview the other day where he said his character was going to make Ramsay Bolton look like a little kid, which is not a great sign for anyone standing in his way. Summer may have officially started today, but winter is here July 16th.

-Ryan

Trailer Alert – Game Of Thrones Season 7 #GOT

Shit is going DOWN. Game of Thrones was never going to win any awards for speedy character and plot developments, but it’s such a beautifully shot and written series that no one seemed to mind. Now that we have a finite number of episodes left , it seems that the pace of the show is going to ramp up. The cast is on record saying that the pace of season 7 far exceeds any previous seasons, and the latest official trailer backs that up. The most interesting characters to follow for me are Cersei and Jaime, as the Lannisters literally blew shit up last year to retake control. Conspicuous by their absence are the White Walkers, but Jon Snow does make mention of the ‘Great War’, and Davos pleads for teamwork (something that every character is known for) because it won’t matter who takes the Iron Throne if they’re all skeletons. ICE SKELETONS. This is no longer a drill: we’re only a little over 7 weeks away from the season 7 premiere.

-Ryan

‘Make Movies Great Again’ #PolloftheDay

Today’s poll is all about the hot new hashtag that is swarming social media, #GameofThronesSpinOffs. Which would you choose?

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-Matt

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