Twitter interrupts HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Sunday to protest new show ‘Confederate’

Protestors took to Twitter during the airing of HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones” Sunday night to decry an upcoming modern-day alternative universe slave drama from the cable network, and ask that it not move forward.

A couple of weeks ago, Time Warner Inc.-owned TWX, -0.30% HBO, sent out a press release announcing the next project from “Game of Thrones” show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The show, called “Confederate” would explore an alternative universe in which the south had successfully seceded from the Union and slavery had legally evolved into a modern institution.

The backlash from the announcement was almost immediate.

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