In the end, Confederate will probably be a compelling, well-executed show. Weiss and Benioff are geniuses enough to pull that off. But that’s not really the point. What matters is that even for white people as creative as Dan Weiss and David Benioff — who have spent nearly a decade bringing the unimaginable to life — the idea of a world without black subjugation, black death and black suffrage is too far beyond the limits of their imagination.
David Dennis, Jr.
If they really wanted to be inventive, why not write the show in an alternate reality with the shoe of the enslaved on the other foot. Now that would compelling, must-see TV … or at least people’s responses to would all the more telling. I’m sure it’d be the ultimate chorus of crickets or outright outrage.
Either way, I have no interest in the show.
OH! And great writing! Thank you for this!