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IS HBO Listening? #NoConfederate is Trending

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As reported by Hollywood Reporter, in the week since HBO’s July 19 announcement of its upcoming futuristic drama Confederate, concern — led by black activists, writers and other thought leaders — has mounted over the project’s premise and the pedigrees of its creators.

At the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday, HBO programming president Casey Bloys expressed hope that viewers would “judge the actual material versus what it might be.” But while many of the industry’s screenwriters and critics have been hesitant to (publicly) weigh in based on the high concept alone, the nascent series already is facing a number of challenging issues.

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