New TV Shows Imagine Post-Secession America
Did the war ever end? That’s what television producers seem to be wondering these days, with two different shows attempting to explore alternative, post-Civil War narratives. Amazon’s Black America will envision an American South founded by freed slaves, while HBO’s Confederate, from the creators of Game of Thrones, will imagine what modern slavery would’ve looked like if the war had ended differently. While many were outraged over the latter, Amazon may find its tale of empowerment boosted by viewers looking for an alternative that won’t attract white nationalist fans.