During the most recent episode of “Game of Thrones” people who find the idea of HBO airing a TV series set in an alternate world in which the Confederacy won the Civil War and slavery still exists ran a tweet storm protest using the hashtag #NoConfederate. So far, HBO is standing fast, but Hot Air believes that the writing is on the wall and that the show will never air.

People are outraged about a TV show that has not aired yet

The incredible aspect of the outrage boiling over about “Confederate” is that not only has the show not aired, but no scripts have been written, and no actors have been hired.

TV shows have been controversial before, but this may be the first instance of a series kicking up a storm simply because of its premise. The storm is also unique in that it bits left-wing activists and entertainment media reporters against liberal suits at a cable network. Conservatives are sitting on the sidelines, mouths agape at the spectacle.

Why ‘Confederate’ is doomed

Hot Air points out that the next step in making sure that "Confederate" will never see the light of day will be to pressure talent not to sign up for the project. A TV series needs a host of actors, writers, directors, and technical people to make it a reality. Anyone working in the entertainment industry will hear the phrase “you will never work in this town again” if they even think of working on “Confederate.” The Blacklist was once used to deny jobs to communists, but the practice still exists, only the ideological mindset of its victims has changed.

Eventually, HBO will be made to understand that the trouble with proceeding with the project is fraught with too many problems and will quietly drop it.

What does HBO do then?

Having a TV series based on an Alternate History scenario is an excellent idea. Amazon has had some success in its version of “The Man in the High Castle” which depicts a much worse world in which the Nazis won World War II.

Lots of source material exists for alternate history stories that do not involve slavery existing in America to the 21st Century.

Sooner or later, the HBO suits will take a meeting with the creators of “Confederate” and will tell them that they have decided to cravenly cave in this instance. However, the cable network is still interested in doing an alternate history series, just not one that involved angry southerners getting their way. Everyone will swallow it up, and the social justice mob will gain another victory.