Producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss sure are raking in the praise for "Game of Thrones," and they more than deserve it. Taking George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels and paving the way for them to be presented on everyone's TV screens is one of the best moves that the duo, and entertainment network HBO, has done.

After 'Game of Thrones,' Weiss and Benioff pitches 'Confederate'

"Game of Thrones" is ending, however, with just one more season (after the current) remaining in its lifespan. Many spin off ideas were put on the table, but Benioff and Weiss promised they would stay off of these and focus on making the final moments of "Game of Thrones" the best that it can be.

But of course, both Benioff and Weiss already has a project after they are done with "Game of Thrones." The title of the upcoming show is "Confederate," and HBO already but greenlit the production of this new offering from the duo.

The proposition of a new show from the duo is an irresistible sell for HBO, but there was more to the show's pull than being from the minds behind one of the television's biggest and most popular shows.

What is Confederate and why did it draw so much ire?

Many people thought that giving "Confederate" a go-signal was a bad or at the very least a distasteful decision on HBO's part. Why did "Confederate" generate such hate that many people thought it did not deserve a spot on American TV?

Well, it is mostly because of the rather questionable premise of "Confederate." According to a report by CNN, the show is set in an alternate reality where the southern states seceded to the Union, which in turn translated into a form of government where slavery remained legal, and also modernized. It follows events that will eventually lead to the Third American Civil War, with characters ranging from freedom fighters to slave hunters.

It is easy to see why here are many objections to the idea. People on social media are saying that the premise is too bold considering the already divisive political climate that is existing now in the United States.

What's more, many thought that green-lighting "Confederate" was an injustice to those who recalled the cancellation of "Underground" — a show that follows the events that happened to people responsible for the Underground Railroad.

"Underground," despite receiving high praise, still cannot find a new home after being booted out of HBO's programming.

"Confederate" is not the first show that tried to tackle an alternate, albeit relatively horrible, reality. Amazon's 2015 show "Man In The High Castle" was based on a premise where the Axis powers won the Second World War.