As you might be surprised to hear, there's a bit of Star Wars drama going on right now (this franchise? Drama? Well I never!), with rumours swirling that a whole bunch of Star Wars spinoffs are allegedly on hold as Lucasfilm refocuses its future plans for the galaxy far, far away. So what do we actually know is on the way?
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The team that's bringing Confederate, the just-announced alt-history drama in which the south secedes from the Union after a second Civil War and maintains slavery in present-day America, to HBO have heard the many, many concerns expressed about the series, and have an answer: We understand, but please hold your judgement.
When David Benioff and D.B. Weiss wrap up Game of Thrones' upcoming final season, there will still be a number of Westeros-related projects in development at HBO. But the pair's focus will be elsewhere on the network -- specifically on Confederate, a new series about an alternate history where the South successfully seceded, while a new Civil War looms in the present.
Video: The latest character killed on Game of Thrones (don't worry, we won't spoil it yet just in case) certainly caused a roller coaster of reactions. First was the shock, then the tears, followed by anger, acceptance and, eventually, memes. Now, the death is a pop culture staple and the creators are sorry.