HBO programming president defends ‘Confederate,’ says network is “standing by” the writers
- LOS ANGELES — When it was first announced in a press release on July 19, HBO’s new series Confederate caused a backlash with just a logline.
- Game of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff’s upcoming series imagines a world where the Confederacy didn’t lose the Civil War.
- At HBO’s TCA press conference Wednesday, HBO programming president Casey Bloys defended the show and its team, saying there is “a long history at HBO of betting on our talent” and that the network would be “standing by” the creative team.
- But he also admitted that relying on a press release to announce the show was not ideal. “We could’ve done a better job with the press rollout,” Bloys admitted. Read more (7/26/17)