HBO is developing a series set around the civil war where the south had won.
Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are set to write the show along with husband and wife Nichelle Tramble Spellman(The Good Wife) and Malcolm Spellman(Empire). In an interview with Vulture magazine, Benioff described what inspired him to come up with the idea. “I remember reading a history of the Civil War, I think it might have been the Shelby Foote one. And there’s a famous story, which I’m going to mash up, because my memory’s not what it used to be — but there’s a famous story of when Robert E. Lee was invading the North. Not the Gettysburg invasion, but an earlier one. And the set of orders got misplaced and were found by a Northern soldier. And it ended up ruining Lee’s invasion. A lot of people think if the orders hadn’t been lost, things might have been different: The Confederates might’ve sacked Washington, D.C., it’s possible the South could’ve won the war. So that notion of, what would the world have looked like if Lee had sacked D.C., if the South had won — that just always fascinated me.”