How will Game of Thrones come to an end? That’s a question that won’t be answered until Sunday, May 19, which the series comes to an end. But ahead of the upcoming eighth and final season, HBO has announced a feature length Game of Thrones documentary will air one week after the series finale.
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch is a two-hour documentary that will chronicle the making of the show’s final season. British filmmaker Jeanie Finlay was given full access on the set to speak with the performers and the creative team that brought Westeros to life. It will premiere on HBO on Sunday, May 26 at 9pm PST and EST.
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Here’s the official description from HBO: “GAME OF THRONES: THE LAST WATCH delves deep into the mud and blood to reveal the tears and triumphs involved in the challenge of bringing the fantasy world of Westeros to life in the very real studios, fields and car-parks of Northern Ireland. Made with unprecedented access, GAME OF THRONES: THE LAST WATCH is an up-close and personal report from the trenches of production, following the crew and the cast as they contend with extreme weather, punishing deadlines and an ever-excited fandom hungry for spoilers. Much more than a “making of” documentary, this is a funny, heartbreaking story, told with wit and intimacy, about the bittersweet pleasures of what it means to create a world – and then have to say goodbye to it.”
Naturally, this won’t be the end of Game of Thrones on HBO. The pilot episode for the untitled prequel series is still going forward. HBO will probably order a full season of that show as well.
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