New Will Packer Drama “Black America” Centers Around Freed Blacks Form A Sovereign Nation In America

by Rafeal Crawford

There is a new tv drama in the works giving an alternate ending after Civil War, no it is not the HBO soon to series The Confederate, where the south succeeded from the north and slavery was still in place and evolved in modern times. This series titled Black America, which is set to be produced by Will Packer and Aaron McGruder is where freed Blacks form a sovereign nation and receive reparations post the Reconstruction Era. The Amazon Studios project nation is called New Colonia and consists of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

Will Packer stated “I was immediately enthralled by the idea; I couldn’t stop thinking about it and what a provocative and bold piece of content it could be.” Packer then asked McGruder to come on board, and together they “talked about what a huge opportunity and responsibility it would be.”

Packer said the idea is “personally intriguing for me as a black American,” and “you would be hard pressed to find many black Americans who have not thought about the concept of reparation, what would happen if reparations were actually given.”

“As a content creator,” Packer continued, “the fact that that is something that has been discussed thoroughly throughout various demographics of people in this country but yet never been explored to my knowledge in any real way in long-form content, I thought it was a tremendous opportunity to delve into the story, to do it right.”

Deadline gives more insight on the content of the potential show Black America:

“The sovereign nation they formed, New Colonia, has had a tumultuous and sometimes violent relationship with its looming ‘Big Neighbor,’ both ally and foe, the United States. The past 150 years have been witness to military incursions, assassinations, regime change, coups, etc. Today, after two decades of peace with the U.S. and unprecedented growth, an ascendant New Colonia joins the ranks of major industrialized nations on the world stage as America slides into rapid decline. Inexorably tied together, the fate of two nations, indivisible, hangs in the balance.”