OK, then give me a story about some black guys with guns going back and shooting the Hell out of Bobby Lee with a few thousand rounds of ammo, then burning his corpse for good measure, before freeing his slaves and saving President Lincoln from John Wilkes Booth. I'd watch the Hell out of that. Throw in a battle on top of a train, some ex-slaves killing Jeff Davis, maybe Honest Abe splitting some wood.Fair enough, if anything, every genre is being reexamined , from comedy to science fiction, but the thing to remember is that these are angles and stories that haven't been told before. Traditionally the stories and films have been told from the perspective of straight WASP male characters / protagonists.
I mean, even Legends of Tomorrow (a show about the most broad-strokes pastiches of pop history that deliberately plays up tired tropes to milk them for comedy) did this pretty well a few years ago when one of the characters (a black guy who fuses with a Jewish academic to become a superhero, it's complicated) was stuck on a southern plantation during the Civil War. The plantation owners were horrible abusive racists even before the Confederate zombies showed up, and nobody cared when one of the protagonists refused to take a risk for one of said plantation owners and watched him get eaten instead.