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The Tale of Two TV Americas Post Slavery, Black America and the Confederate

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HBO recently caught backlash as they announced its upcoming post slavery show the “Confederate”from “Game of Thrones” creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff..  The series aims to chronicle the events leading to the Third American Civil War, taking place in an alternate timeline, where the Southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, resulting in the rise of a nation where slavery remains legal.

Now Deadline is reporting on another project, titled “Black America,”  a drama led by producer Will Packer of “Straight Outta Compton” fame, as well as “The Boondocks” creator and “Black Jesus” co-creator Aaron McGruder. The project has reportedly been in the works for more than a year.

The story envisions an alternate history where newly freed slaves have successfully secured the southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to shape their own destinies as African-Americans. They form a nation called New Colonia, which has had a tumultuous relationship with the United States or “Big Neighbor.” As New Colonia thrives, America “slides into rapid decline.” Consequently, “the fate of two nations, indivisible, hangs in the balance.”

While both shows tell post slavery stories from different perspectives, many viewers are still waiting the see if the Underground will come back. Which is the tale of slaves who weren’t afraid of freedom and featured the story of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. A real historical fact.

Tell us what you think about these shows and will you be watching?

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