Tuesday, August 1, 2017

AMAZON BATTLES HBO 'SLAVE' DRAMA



For as much as I complain about the lack of creativity coming from Hollywood with their endless parade of super hero movies, do we really need to go there?
USA Today reports Amazon is hoping that viewers who registered their disapproval of HBO's upcoming slavery drama Confederate will have a positive reaction to their own alternate-history series, Black America.

As in Confederate, from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Black America takes place in a universe where the South has seceded from the Union. But where Confederate imagines slavery as a modern-day institution, the Amazon offering focuses on freed slaves who form their own country, New Colonia, out of the states of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana, given to them as reparations for the country's original sin.

New Colonia has been at peace with the United States for twenty years following 150 years of fighting. But their newfound accord is endangered by an economic role reversal: the new country has emerged as a new global power player as America slides into decline.

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