By now it’s well established that HBO’s Confederate is probably a Bad Idea, for reasons eloquently expressed by many influential voices from Roxane Gay, who wrote that it made her feel “exhausted,” to April Reign, who conceived Sunday’s #NoConfederate Twitter protest.
But Confederate isn’t the only alt-history project in the works that uses the Civil War as a starting point. Amazon reportedly has a similar concept deep in development, and the rival studio’s head start may be at least partly why HBO went with its announcement when it did.
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